Proverb

  • 1 Proverb — La musique polyphonique de Pérotin (Alleluia), une source d inspiration de Proverb Genre …

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  • 2 proverb — PROVÉRB, proverbe, s.n. 1. Învăţătură morală populară născută din experienţă, exprimată printr o formulă eliptică sugestivă, de obicei metaforică, ritmică sau rimată; zicală, zicătoare, parimie. 2. (Franţuzism) Operă dramatică scurtă, al cărei… …

    Dicționar Român

  • 3 Proverb — Prov erb, n. [OE. proverbe, F. proverbe, from L. proverbium; pro before, for + verbum a word. See {Verb}.] 1. An old and common saying; a phrase which is often repeated; especially, a sentence which briefly and forcibly expresses some practical… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 4 PROVERB — (Heb. מָשָׁל, mashal; pl. מְשָׁלִים, meshalim). The term proverb as a translation of the biblical Hebrew word mashal denotes certain specific literary forms, particularly of wisdom literature. Several of these forms are also referred to by the… …

    Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • 5 Proverb — Prov erb, v. t. 1. To name in, or as, a proverb. [R.] [1913 Webster] Am I not sung and proverbed for a fool ? Milton. [1913 Webster] 2. To provide with a proverb. [R.] [1913 Webster] I am proverbed with a grandsire phrase. Shak. [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 6 proverb — [präv′ərb] n. [OFr proverbe < L proverbium < pro , PRO 2 + verbum, word: see VERB] 1. a short, traditional saying that expresses some obvious truth or familiar experience; adage; maxim 2. a person or thing that has become commonly… …

    English World dictionary

  • 7 Proverb — Prov erb, v. i. To write or utter proverbs. [R.] [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 8 proverb — index maxim, phrase Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

    Law dictionary

  • 9 proverb — (n.) c.1300, in boke of Prouerbyys, the Old Testament book, from O.Fr. proverbe (12c.), from L. proverbium a common saying, lit. words put forward, from pro forth (see PRO (Cf. pro )) + verbum word (see VERB (Cf. verb)). Used generally from late… …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 10 proverb — maxim, adage, motto, *saying, saw, epigram, aphorism, apothegm …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 11 proverb — [n] saying referring to common fact, knowledge adage, aphorism, apophthegm, axiom, byword, catch phrase, daffodil*, dictum, epigram, folk wisdom, gnome, maxim, moral, motto, platitude, precept, repartee, saw*, text, truism, witticism, word;… …

    New thesaurus

  • 12 proverb — ► NOUN ▪ a short saying stating a general truth or piece of advice. ORIGIN Latin proverbium, from verbum word …

    English terms dictionary

  • 13 Proverb — Not to be confused with pro verb. For other uses, see Proverb (disambiguation). Chinese proverb. It says, Study till old, live till old, and there is still three tenths studying left to do. Meaning that no matter how old you are, there is still… …

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  • 14 proverb — proverblike, adj. /prov euhrb/, n. 1. a short popular saying, usually of unknown and ancient origin, that expresses effectively some commonplace truth or useful thought; adage; saw. 2. a wise saying or precept; a didactic sentence. 3. a person or …

    Universalium

  • 15 proverb — /ˈprɒvɜb / (say proverb) noun 1. a short popular saying, long current, embodying some familiar truth or useful thought in expressive language. 2. a wise saying or precept; a didactic sentence. 3. a person or thing that is commonly regarded as the …

    Australian English dictionary

  • 16 proverb — n. a proverb goes, runs * * * [ prɒvɜːb] runs a proverb goes …

    Combinatory dictionary

  • 17 proverb — [[t]prɒ̱vɜː(r)b[/t]] proverbs N COUNT A proverb is a short sentence that people often quote, which gives advice or tells you something about life. An old Arab proverb says, The enemy of my enemy is my friend . Syn: saying …

    English dictionary

  • 18 proverb — UK [ˈprɒvɜː(r)b] / US [ˈprɑˌvɜrb] noun [countable] Word forms proverb : singular proverb plural proverbs literature a short well known statement that gives practical advice about life …

    English dictionary

  • 19 proverb — I. noun Etymology: Middle English proverbe, from Anglo French, from Latin proverbium, from pro + verbum word more at word Date: 14th century 1. a brief popular epigram or maxim ; adage 2. byword 4 II. transitive verb …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 20 Proverb —    A trite maxim; a similitude; a parable. The Hebrew word thus rendered (mashal) has a wide signification. It comes from a root meaning to be like, parable. Rendered proverb in Isa. 14:4; Hab. 2:6; dark saying in Ps. 49:4, Num. 12:8. Ahab s… …

    Easton's Bible Dictionary