One swallow does not a summer make  

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Train wreck at Montparnasse (October 22, 1895) by Studio Lévy and Sons.
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Train wreck at Montparnasse (October 22, 1895) by Studio Lévy and Sons.

"Μία χελιδὼν ἔαρ οὐ ποιεῖ".

    • lat. Una hirundo non facit ver.
    • Une hirondelle ne fait pas le printemps.

→ voir μία, χελιδών, ἔαρ, οὐ et ποιέω. Expression d’Aristote, Éthique à Nicomaque (livre I, chapitre VI, 1098a) issue de la fable Le Jeune Prodigue et l’Hirondelle d’Ésope. one swallow does not a summer make Etymology An allusion to the return of migrating swallows at the start of the summer season. From a remark by Aristotle (384 BCE – 322 BCE): "One swallow does not a summer make, nor one fine day; similarly one day or brief time of happiness does not make a person entirely happy." Proverb one swallow does not a summer make One instance of an event (such as the arrival of a single bird) does not necessarily indicate a trend.





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