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191 Ethiopian Proverbs.



1. "O, sheep if I do not eat you, you will eat me," said the hyena.

2. A belt fastened while running will come undone while running.. Ethiopian Proverb. A belt fastened while running will come undone while running.

3. A bird hanging between two branches will get bitten on both wings.. Ethiopian Proverb. A bird hanging between two branches will get bitten on both wings.

4. A blade won't cut another blade; a cheat won't cheat another cheat.. Ethiopian Proverb. A blade won't cut another blade; a cheat won't cheat another cheat.

5. A bleating sheep loses a bite.. Ethiopian Proverb. A bleating sheep loses a bite.

6. A cat may go to a monastery, but she still remains a cat.. Ethiopian Proverb. A cat may go to a monastery, but she still remains a cat.

7. A close friend can become a close enemy.. Ethiopian Proverb. A close friend can become a close enemy.

8. A cow gave birth to a fire: she wanted to lick it, but it burned; she wanted to leave it, but she could not because it was her own child.. Ethiopian Proverb. A cow gave birth to a fire: she wanted to lick it, but it burned; she wanted to leave it, but she could not because it was her own child.

9. A cow gave birth to a fire; she wanted to lick it, but it burned; she wanted to leave it, but she could not because it was her own child.. Ethiopian Proverb. A cow gave birth to a fire; she wanted to lick it, but it burned; she wanted to leave it, but she could not because it was her own child.

10. A fool and water will go the way they are diverted.. Ethiopian Proverb. A fool and water will go the way they are diverted.

11. A fool at forty is a fool indeed.. Ethiopian Proverb. A fool at forty is a fool indeed.

12. A fool is thirsty in the midst of water.. Ethiopian Proverb. A fool is thirsty in the midst of water.

13. A fool looks for dung where the cow never browsed.. Ethiopian Proverb. A fool looks for dung where the cow never browsed.

14. A fool will pair an ox with an elephant.. Ethiopian Proverb. A fool will pair an ox with an elephant.

15. A good conversation is better than a good bed.. Ethiopian Proverb. A good conversation is better than a good bed.

16. A good name is better than good perfume.. Ethiopian Proverb. A good name is better than good perfume.

17. A home without a woman is like a barn without cattle.. Ethiopian Proverb. A home without a woman is like a barn without cattle.

18. A house can't be built for the rainy season that is past.. Ethiopian Proverb. A house can't be built for the rainy season that is past.

19. A hyena intrudes through a gap a dog opened.. Ethiopian Proverb. A hyena intrudes through a gap a dog opened.

20. A loose tooth will not rest until it is pulled out.. Ethiopian Proverb. A loose tooth will not rest until it is pulled out.

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