Ulusumo lunulo, luhoyelile bhuhililwa bho ng’wa munhu uyo amanile bhugota aliyo adinapandika solobho nabho. Umunhu ng’winuyo, agawilagwa giki janhilila kunguno inhungulume jili ngoko ng’osha ijo jigahilaga golecha giki ubhujiku welaga.
Ulu munhu alina lugendo ujigwa jahila agumana igiki okelejaga ugwandya ulugendo lokwe lunulo. Hunagwene umunhu uyo adinapandika solobho ya bhugota ubho abhumanile agawilagwa giki “nawe jamhilila bhugota bhugamanagwa na bhasaji.”
Ulusumo lunulo, lugalenganijiyagwa kuli munhu uyo amanile bhugota aliyo akatumamile kakwe kali kab’i, umukikalile kakwe. Umunhu ng’wunuyo, agabhinhaga bhanhu sagala ubhugota bhokwe bhunubho, bho nduhu gwinhiwa josejose. Uweyi agashililagwa nose inguzu ja gubhubhegeja ubhugota ubho abhumanile bhunubho, bho nduhu ugupandika josejose, kunguno ya gubhiza adina witegeleja, umumilimo yakwe.
Umunhu ng’wunuyo, agikolaga nu nsaji uyo agaponyaga sagara ijikolo, kunguno nuweyi gabhinhaga bhanhu sagala ubhugota bhokwe bhunubho, bho nduhu gwinhiwa josejose. Hunagwene abhanhu bhagang’wilaga giki, “nawe jamhilila bhugota bhugamanagwa na bhasaji.”
Ulusumo lunulo, lolanga bhanhu higulya ya gubhiza ni kujo lya gubhutumila ubhumani bhobho bho gujibheja chiza ikaya jabho, kugiki bhadule gupandika solobho ningi, umubhumani bhobho.
KISWAHILI: NAYE ZIMEMUWIKIA DAWA HUFAHAMIWA NA WEHU.
Methali hiyo, huongelea uwikiwaji wa mtu anayefahamu dawa lakini hapati faida nayo. Mtu huyo, huambiwa kuwa amewikiwa kwa sababu jogoo ni kuku dume ambaye huwika kuonesha kwamba usiku umekucha.
Mtu akiwa na safari akisikia jogoo hao wanawika huelewa kwamba amechelewa kuianza safari yake hiyo. Ndiyo maana mtu yule ambaye hapati faida ya dawa anayoifahamu huambiwa kwamba, “naye zimemuwikia dawa hufahamiwa na wehu.”
Methali hiyo, hulinganishwa kwa mtu yule anayefahamu dawa fulani lakini huitumia vibaya, katika maisha yake. Mtu huyo, huwagawia watu hovyo ile dawa yake bila kupewa chochote. Yeye, mwishowe huishiwa nguvu za kuendelea kuitengeneza dawa yake hiyo, bila kupata faida yoyote, kwa sababu ya kutokuwa na umakini katika kazi zake.
Mtu huyo, hufanana na yule kichaa ambaye hutupa hovyo mali, kwa sababu naye huwagawia watu hovyo dawa hiyo, bila kupewa chochote katika kazi yake hiyo. Ndiyo maana watu humwambia kwamba, “naye zimemuwikia dawa hufahamiwa na wehu.”
Methali hiyo, hufundisha watu juu ya kuwa na busara ya kuitumia elimu yao kwa kuziendeleza vizuri familia zao, ili waweze kufaidika vizuri kutokana na elimu hiyo, maishani mwao.
ENGLISH: THE COCKS HAVE CROWED FOR HIM/HER, MEDICINAL HERBS ARE KNOWN BY MAD ONES!
This proverb speaks of the roosters which crowed before benefiting from medicine which a particular man knew. This man is told so because he has finished his medicine without making anything out of it.
The rooster is a male chicken that crows to show that the night is over. A person who has a journey, for instance, when he hears the roosters crowing, he realizes that he is late to start his journey. That is why the person who does not get the benefit of the medicine which he knew is told that, “the cocks have crowed for him/her, medicinal herbs are known by mad ones!”
This proverb is compared to a man who is familiar with a particular drug but who abuses it, in his life. This man, in turn, distributes his medication comprehensively without being given anything. He/she, in the end, loses the ability to continue making this medicine, to no avail, because of a lack of concentration in his work.
This man is like the madman who did not benefit from his medicine, because he also distributes the drug to people without being given anything in his work. That is why people say to him that, “the cocks have crowed for him/her, medicinal herbs are known by mad ones!”
This proverb teaches people on how to be wise enough to use their education for the betterment of their families, so that they can benefit well from it, in their lives.
Ecclesiastes 4: 7-12.