- Diverb Di"verb, n. [L. diverbium the colloquial part of a
comedy, dialogue; di- = dis- + verbum word.]
A saying in which two members of the sentence are contrasted;
an antithetical proverb. [Obs.]
Italy, a paradise for horses, a hell for women, as the diverb goes. --Burton. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.