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【proverb】在多语言下的意思、翻译、词源、用法、例句

See also: Proverbs

英语(English)

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词源(Etymology)

From Old French proverbe, from Latin proverbium.

发音(Pronunciation)

  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˈpɹɒvɜːb/
  • (US) IPA(key): /ˈpɹɑːvɝːb/

名词(Noun)

proverb (plural proverbs)

  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.
    • Bible, John xvi. 29
      His disciples said unto him, Lo, now speakest thou plainly, and speakest no proverb.
  3. A familiar illustration; a subject of contemptuous reference.
    • Bible, Deuteronomy xxviii. 37
      Thou shalt become an astonishment, a proverb, and a by word, among all nations.
  4. A drama exemplifying a proverb.

同义词(Synonyms)

衍生词(Derived terms)

翻译(Translations)

动词(Verb)

proverb (third-person singular simple present proverbs, present participle proverbing, simple past and past participle proverbed)

  1. To write or utter proverbs.
  2. To name in, or as, a proverb.
    • 1671, John Milton, Samson Agonistes, lines 203-205:
      Am I not sung and proverbed for a fool / In every street, do they not say, "How well / Are come upon him his deserts?"
  3. To provide with a proverb.
    • (Can we date this quote by Shakespeare and provide title, author's full name, and other details?)
      I am proverbed with a grandsire phrase.

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for proverb in
Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)

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Romanian

词源(Etymology)

Borrowed from Latin proverbium, French proverbe.

名词(Noun)

proverb n (plural proverbe)

  1. saying, proverb, maxim
  2. (dated) proverb (drama exemplifying a proverb)

变化形式(Declension)

同义词(Synonyms)


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