Definition of Proverbs

1. Noun. An Old Testament book consisting of proverbs from various Israeli sages (including Solomon).




Definition of Proverbs

1. Proper noun. A book of the Old Testament of Bible, and of the Tanakh, being a collection or moral maxims. ¹

2. Noun. (plural of proverb#Noun proverb) ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Proverbs

1. proverb [v] - See also: proverb

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Literary usage of Proverbs

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1. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1919)
"New proverbs cease to appear as printed literature takes the place of folklore, ... Proverbs, Book of, a portion of the Old Testament. Date and Authorship. ..."

2. Guide to the Study and Use of Reference Books by Alice Bertha Kroeger, Isadore Gilbert Mudge, American Library Association (1917)
"398.9 Includes Ray's Collection of English proverbs, with his additions from foreign languages, and a complete alphabetic index. ..."

3. Guide to the Study and Use of Reference Books by Alice Bertha ( Kroeger, Isadore Gilbert Mudge, American Library Association (1908)
"Hand-book of proverbs. Lond. Bell, 1889. 583 p. D. $1.50. 398.9 Includes Ray's Collection of English proverbs, with his additions from foreign languages, ..."

4. Guide to the Study and Use of Reference Books by Alice Bertha Kroeger, American Library Association, Isadore Gilbert Mudge (1908)
"Hand-book of proverbs. Lond. Bell, 1889. 583 p. D. $1.50. 398.9 Includes Ray's Collection of English proverbs, with his additions from foreign languages, ..."

5. Curiosities of Literature by Isaac Disraeli (1893)
"Perhaps it was owing to an accidental circumstance that the proverbs of the European ... proverbs from those which had crept into the language from others, ..."

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