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These proverbs about the Lamb (Agnus) are just one group of the large body of proverbs about rams, sheep, and lambs in Latin!
For more information about the rams and sheep and lambs in Latin bestiaries, visit the Aries-Ovis-Agnus in the Zoo. If you find some of the proverbs below difficult to understand, you will find some English translations at the Zoo page, along with many other proverbs!
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non est mirabile magnum.
|est: from the verb edo, edere (to eat)|
|Vulpes vult fraudem,
agnum eripere postulant.
|eripere: complementary infinitive with postulant|
|Cum languebat lupus,
agnus ut esse volebat = volebat esse ut agnus
esse: complementary infinitive with volebat
agnis est vita.
|Obiciunt canibus agnos.|
|Agninis lactibus alligare
|Note: If you tie up a dog with lamb guts, not only do you lose the dog, but you even give the runaway a prize to take away with him.|
|Lupus et agnus
|Ecce agnus Dei,
qui tollit peccatum mundi.
|qui: relative pronoun, agreeing with agnus in gender and number|
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