Definitions and translations for "proverb"

Definition of proverb

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Noun
1. A phrase expressing a basic truth which may be applied to common situations.
2. A striking or paradoxical assertion; an obscure saying; an enigma; a parable.
3. A familiar illustration; a subject of contemptuous reference.
4. A drama exemplifying a proverb.
Verb
5. To write or utter proverbs.
6. To name in, or as, a proverb.
7. To provide with a proverb.
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English - English - proverb

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n. saying, maxim; adage, parable
n. proverb, saying, maxim; adage, parable

English - Spanish - proverb

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s. proverbio, adagio, decir popular, dicho, locución, máxima, paremia, refrán

English - French - proverb

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n. proverbe, maxime; fable; allégorie; adage

English - German - proverb

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n. Sprichwort; Spruch

English - Indonesian - proverb

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n. peribahasa, pepatah, petitih, amsal, bidal, pameo

English - Italian - proverb

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s. proverbio, adagio

English - Polish - proverb

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n. przysłowie

English - Portuguese - proverb

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s. provérbio; ditado; sentença; dito

English - Romanian - proverb

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n. proverb, zicală

English - Russian - proverb

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с. пословица, поговорка, олицетворение

English - Turkish - proverb

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i. atasözü

English - Ukrainian - proverb

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n. прислів'я, втілення, приказка

Romanian - English - proverb

n. proverb, byword, adage, saying, saw

English - Dutch - proverb

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zn. spreekwoord; gezegde

English - Greek - proverb

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ουσ. παροιμία

German - Italian - proverb

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n. proverbio (m)

English - Arabic - proverb

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‏حكمة، مثل، قول مأثور، مثل سائر، شخص يضرب به المثل‏

English - Chinese - proverb

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(名) 谚语, 箴言, 格言

English - Chinese - proverb

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(名) 諺語, 箴言, 格言

English - Hindi - proverb

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n. लोकोक्ति, जनप्रवाद, कहावत

English - Japanese - proverb

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(名) ことわざ; 評判; 箴言

English - Korean - proverb

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명. 속담, 격언

English - Vietnamese - proverb

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n. tục ngữ, ngạn ngữ, phương ngôn, cách ngôn

German - Chinese - proverb

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[das]谚语。格言。
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Synonyms for proverb
adage: dictum, aphorism, repartee, platitude
Verb forms for proverb
Present participle: proverbing
Present: proverb (3.person: proverbs)
Past: proverbed
Future: will proverb
Present conditional: would proverb
Present Perfect: have proverbed (3.person: has proverbed)
Past Perfect: had proverbed
Future Perfect: will have proverbed
Past conditional: would have proverbed