CONCISE DICTIONARY OF EUROPEAN PROVERBS

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Concise Dictionary Of European Proverbs

Author : Emanuel Strauss
ISBN : 9781136789786
Genre : Foreign Language Study
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This concise edition of the definitive 3-volume Dictionary of European Proverbs constitutes a fascinating collection of proverbs in 29 languages. The entries are arranged alphabetically according to the English equivalent, allowing the reader to identify common trends easily and quickly. * All proverbs listed in original language * 29 European languages featured * Includes all proverbs in current use * Thoroughly checked by language specialists to ensure accuracy. The Concise Dictionary of European Proverbs is based on over 40 years in-depth research by the compiler. It is an essential reference source for linguists, ethnologists and folklorists, and of interest to anyone wanting to know about the origins, development and current usage of the proverb. Emanuel Straussis a world-renowned expert on proverbs.
Category: Foreign Language Study

Dictionary Of European Proverbs

Author : Emanuel Strauss
ISBN : 9781134864607
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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This Dictionary contains over 50,000 proverbs, in some 70 European languages and dialects, arranged in 2,500 sets. It is the fruits of over 40 years of collection and research, the only collection of proverbs on anything like this scale ever to be published anywhere in the world. Emanuel Strauss has trawled through innumerable collections of proverbs in all languages, from early printed books and rare items to the latest theses and journals, and grouped together many thousands of proverbs in sets of equivalent meaning. Comprehensive indexes for each language provide access to any proverb by way of its key words. A critical bibliography musters some 500 items, from incunabula to the current decade.
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

The Oxford Dictionary Of Proverbs

Author : Jennifer Speake
ISBN : 9780198734901
Genre : Reference
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This unique and authoritative dictionary contains over 1,100 of the most widely used proverbs in English, utilizing the latest research from Oxford Dictionaries to source them. This edition has been thoroughly revised and updated, broadening the cultural range of the proverbs selected, and covering sayings of international origins. With a strong emphasis on concisely explaining the meaning of the proverbs described, the dictionary also provides additional examples of usage, and includes a fascinating history for many entries. Arranged in A-Z order and with a useful thematic index, A Dictionary of Proverbs is ideal for browsing and perfectly suited for quick reference. Look up your old favourites, learn punchy new expressions to get your point across, and find the answer to that crossword clue. It is never too late to learn: find proverbs relevant to every aspect of life in this entertaining and informative collection.
Category: Reference

A Dictionary Of American Proverbs

Author : Wolfgang Mieder
ISBN : 9780195053999
Genre : Reference
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Contains over 15,000 proverbs used in the United States and Canada which have British, classical, Biblical, and European origins
Category: Reference

Proverbs

Author : Wolfgang Mieder
ISBN : 0313326983
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Defines and classifies proverbs, and explores their occurrence in oral tradition, literature, art, and popular culture.
Category: Literary Criticism

Behold The Proverbs Of A People

Author : Wolfgang Mieder
ISBN : 9781626743038
Genre : Social Science
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The thirteen chapters of this book comprise an intriguing and informative entry into the world of proverb scholarship, illustrating that proverbs have always been and continue to be wisdom’s international currency. The first section of the book focuses on the field of paremiology (proverb studies) in general, the spread of Anglo-American proverbs in Europe, and the phenomenon of modern proverbs. The second section analyzes the use of proverbs in the world of politics, including a chapter on President Obama, while the third concentrates on the uses of proverbs in literature. The final section ends with detailed cultural studies of the origin, history, dissemination, use, function, and meaning of specific proverbs. Noted scholar Wolfgang Mieder shows that proverbs matter in culture, literature, and politics. Proverbs remain part and parcel of oral and written communication, and, he demonstrates, they deserve to be studied from a range of viewpoints. While various chapters deal with a variety of issues and approaches, they cohere through a rhetorical perspective that looks at the text, texture, and context of proverbs as speech acts that make a noteworthy impact on culture and society. Whether proverbs appear in everyday speech, on the radio, on television, in films, on the pages of newspapers or magazines, in advertisements, in literary works, or in political speeches, they serve as formulaic verbal devices to add authoritative weight through tradition, convention, and wisdom.
Category: Social Science

A Dictionary Of Classical Greek Quotations

Author : Marinos Yeroulanos
ISBN : 9781784534929
Genre : History
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A 2016 Book of the Year, BBC History Magazine Human wisdom is of little or no value', wrote Plato in his Apology. And yet the ancient Greeks, including Plato himself, more than any other people of antiquity were fascinated by the pursuit of the wisdom they called philosophia. That search for knowledge involved an extensive use of maxims and quotations, as we can see from those expressions of Homer prefaced by the phrase 'as people say'. Homer, the Seven Sages and the Pre-Socratic philosophers are still extensively quoted in all the major western languages. Yet for all their popularity, until now there has been no single resource to which interested readers might turn. This unique reference book offers one of the most comprehensive selections of Greek quotations ever committed to print. With its English text matched by the original Greek, the volume collects 7500 entries, ranging from the archaic period to late antiquity, and across philosophy, drama, poetry, history, science and medicine, each indexed with key words to enable fast sourcing. Together, these selections provide an incomparable insight into the glories of Greek civilization.
Category: History

Epitome Of The Pali Canon

Author : Chroniker Press Book
ISBN : 9781300327158
Genre : Reference
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This book is an authorized reprint of Wikipedia articles pertaining to the Pali Canon, the oldest collection of Buddhist scriptures. Included are articles on Pali, the Early Buddhist Schools, and many suttas and other parts of the Vinaya, Sutta, and Abhidhamma Pitakas. This book presents a comprehensive and in depth overview of the Pali Canon in a convenient collection.
Category: Reference

Scottish Proverbs

Author : Nicola Wood
ISBN : IND:39000005007088
Genre : Proverbs, Scottish
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Category: Proverbs, Scottish