Saturday, November 27, 2021

Noli equi dentes inspicere donati

Salvete Omnes,

just a short entry - from the late ancient Rome comes this very old proverb - Noli equi dentes inspicere donati -  written down by Saint Jerome in his commentaries on St. Paul's Epistle to the Ephesians.

 The Polish version goes as follows -  Darowanemu koniowi nie zagląda się w zęby - and all European languages have this saying (including the Turkish language).

The English - don't look a gift horse in the mouth

The Spanish - a caballo regalado, no le mires el diente




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