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.] [1913 Webster]

Italy, a paradise for horses, a hell for women, as the diverb goes. --Burton. [1913 Webster]

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  • diverb — noun Etymology: probably from Latin di (from dis apart) + English verb (as in proverb) obsolete : a proverbial expression : proverb …   Useful english dictionary

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