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Teke frå "better" The Oxford Dictionary of Proverbs. Ed. Jennifer Speake. Oxford University Press, 2009.
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«Better to live one day as a tiger than a thousand years as a sheep»

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Tillagt Tipu Sultan


Kontekst: Recorded as the view of Tipu Sahib c 1750–99, sultan of Mysore in India; see quot. 1800.
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  • ‘In this world I would rather live two days like a tiger, than two hundred years like a sheep.’ (A. Beatson, View of Origin and Conduct of War with Tippoo Sultaun, 1800)
  • The title of Anne Haverty's novel [One Day as a Tiger] derives from an old Tibetan proverb: ‘It is better to have lived one day as a tiger than a thousand years as a sheep.’ (Daily Telegraph (online) 8 Mar. 1997)
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«Betre å leva ein dag som ein tiger enn tusen år som ein sau.»
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«Betre å leva ein dag som ein tiger enn tusen år som ein sau.» Engelsk ordtak (tillagt Tipu Sultan)


Teke frå "hanged" The Oxford Dictionary of Proverbs. Ed. Jennifer Speake. Oxford University Press, 2009.
Opphavleg tekst:
«One might as well be hanged for a sheep as a lamb»

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Kontekst: Skal ein få ei straff, kan ein like godt gjera seg fortent til henne. Ordtaket stammar frå den tida det var dødsstraff for å stela sauer.
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  • As some desperate Wretches, Who dispairing of life still act the more villainy, giving this desperate Reason of it, As good be hanged for a great deal, as for a little. (N. Rogers, Rich Fool, 1662)
  • As good be hang'd for an old sheep as a young lamb. (J. Ray, English Proverbs. Ed. 2, 1678)
  • One might as well be hung for a sheep as for a lamb. If he had lost this day of his life, he had lost it. (D.H. Lawrence, Rainbow, 1915)
  • Letty..decided that she might as well be hung for a sheep as a lamb and make the most of her meal. (B. Pym, Quartet in Autumn, 1977)
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«Ein kan like godt hengjast for ein sau som for eit lam.»


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«Ein kan like godt hengjast for ein sau som for eit lam.» Engelsk ordtak


Teke frå "bleating" The Oxford Dictionary of Proverbs. Ed. Jennifer Speake. Oxford University Press, 2009.
Opphavleg tekst:
«A bleating sheep loses a bite»

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Kontekst: For mykje snakk kan føra til at ein speler eit høve.
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  • That sheepe that bleateth looseth a bit [mouthful]. (J. Minsheu, Dialogues in Spanish, 1599)
  • A bleating sheep loseth her pasture. (G. Torriano, English & Italian Dict., 1659)
  • I thought of reminding him [Churchill] of an adage that I had learnt from my grandfather: ‘Every time a sheep bleats it loses a nibble.’ (R.V. Jones, Most Secret War xlv., 1978)
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«Ein brekande sau misser ein munnfull.»
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«Ein brekande sau misser ein munnfull.» Engelsk ordtak