Top 10 similar words or synonyms for proverbs

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Top 30 analogous words or synonyms for proverbs

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Afghan proverbs The most extensive proverb collections in Afghan languages are in Dari and Pashto, the two largest languages in Afghanistan. The Dari language is very similar to Persian spoken in Iran and Tajik spoken in nearby Tajikistan. A broader, more contextualized, study of Afghan proverbs would include comparisons of Afghan proverbs with (for which several volumes are available in English) and with Tajik proverbs (e.g. comparing with those in Bell 2009) from Tajikistan.
Afghan proverbs Pashto: For Pashto, one of the two main languages of Afghanistan, the newest available source is the collection of 151 proverbs by Zellem. A larger collection of Pashto proverbs of 1,350 proverbs is by Bartlotti and Khattak (2006), a revised and expanded version of an earlier work by Tair and Edwards (1982). Enevoldsen published 100 proverbs and 100 "tapas" folk poems (1967). An earlier collection was published by Benawa (1979). An older source containing 406 Pashto proverbs is Thorburn's (1876), where he includes them in his book on pp. 231–473. Another out-of-print collection is Boyle's ""Naqluna": Some Pushtu Proverbs and Sayings" from 1926. The most recent published collection of Pashto proverbs contains 151 proverbs submitted by Pashto speakers via the Web and Twitter (Zellem 2014). There are reports that Nuri published a selection of proverbs from "Paśto Toləna" in 1910 (Kreyenbroek 2010:151). There are about 50 pages of Pashto proverbs arranged by topic in a doctoral dissertation by Bartlotti. Three additional volumes on Pashto proverbs have also been published in Pakistan, the first by M.M.K. Shinwari, "Da mataluno qisay" (stories of proverbs) in 1999. There are two additional volumes printed in Pakistan, both by M. A. Lashkar, "Oulasi mataluna" (Popular proverbs) in 2005 and "Da mataluno qisay: Ter pa her baqi rozgar" (Stories of proverbs: Old forgotten new adopted) in 2009.
Afghan proverbs Not surprisingly, proverbs in all four of the languages documented have proverbs that mention nouns common in Afghanistan, such as "camels", "mountains", and "poverty".
Netherlandish Proverbs The Flemish artist Frans Hogenberg made an engraving illustrating 43 proverbs in around 1558, roughly the same time as Bruegel's painting. The work is very similar in composition to Bruegel's and includes certain proverbs (like the blue cloak) which also feature prominently in "Netherlandish Proverbs". By depicting literal renditions of proverbs in a peasant setting, both artists have shown a "world turned upside down".
Roy Proverbs Roy John Proverbs (8 July 1932 – 15 February 2017) was an English professional footballer. His clubs included Coventry City, Bournemouth and Gillingham, where he made over 140 Football League appearances. He played primarily at right full back throughout his career. During his time at Gillingham, he was given the nickname “Chopper” Proverbs due to his no-nonsense style of defending.
Samoan proverbs It grew in the bush, but it is cast away in the road.
Samoan proverbs In the game of "tatia" when counted wrongly; applied to anything not paid for.
Samoan proverbs (literally) The hand strikes the eye. Of one who brings trouble on himself.
Samoan proverbs The rain came from Manuʻa. Spoken of a thing long known beforehand, and yet unprepared for.
Samoan proverbs The foolish bird passes over the "tiʻa". Applied by one of himself when speaking before great chiefs.