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ˈprɒv ərbzproverbs

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Proverbs, Book of Proverbsnoun

    an Old Testament book consisting of proverbs from various Israeli sages (including Solomon)

Wiktionary

  1. Proverbsnoun

    A book of the Old Testament of Bible, and of the Tanakh, being a collection or moral maxims.

Wikipedia

  1. proverbs

    A proverb (from Latin: proverbium) is a simple and insightful, traditional saying that expresses a perceived truth based on common sense or experience. Proverbs are often metaphorical and use formulaic language. A proverbial phrase or a proverbial expression is a type of a conventional saying similar to proverbs and transmitted by oral tradition. The difference is that a proverb is a fixed expression, while a proverbial phrase permits alterations to fit the grammar of the context. Collectively, they form a genre of folklore. Some proverbs exist in more than one language because people borrow them from languages and cultures with which they are in contact. In the West, the Bible (including, but not limited to the Book of Proverbs) and medieval Latin (aided by the work of Erasmus) have played a considerable role in distributing proverbs. Not all Biblical proverbs, however, were distributed to the same extent: one scholar has gathered evidence to show that cultures in which the Bible is the major spiritual book contain "between three hundred and five hundred proverbs that stem from the Bible," whereas another shows that, of the 106 most common and widespread proverbs across Europe, 11 are from the Bible. However, almost every culture has its own unique proverbs.

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  1. proverbs

    Proverbs are short, commonly known expressions that offer advice or share a universal truth based on common sense or cultural experience. They are often metaphorical and use formulaic language, passed down through generations. Examples include "Actions speak louder than words" or "The early bird catches the worm."

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Proverbs in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Proverbs in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of Proverbs in a Sentence

  1. William Blake, "The Marriage of Heaven and Hell", 1790:

    As I was walking among the fires of Hell, delighted with the enjoyments of Genius; which to Angels look like torment and insanity. I collected some of their Proverbs.

  2. African Proverb:

    The wise create proverbs for fools to learn, not to repeat.

  3. Proverb:

    The wise makes proverbs, and fools repeat them.

  4. God's Little Instruction Book:

    Big people monopolize the listening. Small people monopolize the talking. Proverbs 29:20 "Seest thou a man that has hasty in his words? There is more hope of a fool than him".

  5. Sir W. Temple:

    Books, like proverbs, receive their chief value from the stamp and esteem of the ages through which they have passed

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