The Oxford Dictionary of Proverbs

The Oxford Dictionary of Proverbs
A Book

by Jennifer Speake

  • Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
  • Release : 2015-09-24
  • Pages : 416
  • ISBN : 0198734905
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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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.

A Dictionary of American Proverbs

A Dictionary of American Proverbs
A Book

by Wolfgang Mieder,Stewart A. Kingsbury,Kelsie B. Harder

  • Publisher : Oxford University Press on Demand
  • Release : 1992
  • Pages : 710
  • ISBN : 0195053990
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Contains over 15,000 proverbs used in the United States and Canada which have British, classical, Biblical, and European origins

A Dictionary of Proverbs, Sayings, Saws, Adages

A Dictionary of Proverbs, Sayings, Saws, Adages
English and Spanish

by Delfín Carbonell Basset

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1996-01-01
  • Pages : 441
  • ISBN : 9788476281673
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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El mejor diccionario bilingüe con cerca de 2.500 refranes, proverbios, dichos y adagios de los idiomas castellano e inglés. Esta obra le ayudará a comprender la cultura anglosajona reflejada en sus refranes y le será más fácil conocer y dominar la lengua inglesa en profundidad. Las numerosas referencias cruzadas facilitan la búsqueda de un refrán concreto.

A Dictionary of Proverbs and Proverbial Phrases from Books Published by Indiana Authors Before 1890

A Dictionary of Proverbs and Proverbial Phrases from Books Published by Indiana Authors Before 1890
A Book

by Jan Harold Brunvand

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1961
  • Pages : 168
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The Dictionary of Modern Proverbs

The Dictionary of Modern Proverbs
A Book

by Anonim

  • Publisher : Yale University Press
  • Release : 2012-05-22
  • Pages : 294
  • ISBN : 0300136021
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Collects more than 1,400 English-language proverbs that arose in the 20th and 21st centuries, organized alphabetically by key words and including information on date of origin, history and meaning.

A Dictionary of Arabic and Islamic Proverbs

A Dictionary of Arabic and Islamic Proverbs
A Book

by Paul Lunde,Justin Wintle

  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 2019-11-14
  • Pages : 178
  • ISBN : 1000639436
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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One of the quickest ways to understand a people or a culture is to learn their proverbs. This anthology, first published in 1984, compiles in dictionary form proverbs from the Islamic world, particularly the Middle East and North Africa. The Arabs were the first to gather and annotate their own proverbs – the earliest collections date from the n

A Dictionary of Spanish Proverbs

A Dictionary of Spanish Proverbs
A Book

by John Collins (Merchant)

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1823
  • Pages : 391
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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A Dictionary of Proverbs & Quotations

A Dictionary of Proverbs & Quotations
English-Armenian

by M. G. Kouyoumdjian

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1967
  • Pages : 47
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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A Dictionary of Proverbs

A Dictionary of Proverbs
A Book

by Jennifer Speake

  • Publisher : OUP Oxford
  • Release : 2008-10-23
  • Pages : 400
  • ISBN : 0191580015
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This unique and authoritative dictionary contains over 1,100 of the most widely used proverbs in English and uses research from the Oxford English Corpus, the world's largest language databank. This edition has been revised and fully updated and includes numerous entirely new entries. It also features expanded coverage of foreign language proverbs currently in use in English. With an emphasis on examples of usage, including the earliest written evidence of its use, this A-Z guide provides a thorough - and fascinating - history for every entry. Arranged in A-Z format 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. Seeing is believing: find proverbs relevant to every aspect of life in this entertaining and informative collection.

A Dictionary of American Proverbs and Proverbial Phrases, 1820-1880

A Dictionary of American Proverbs and Proverbial Phrases, 1820-1880
A Book

by Archer Taylor,Bartlett Jere Whiting

  • Publisher : Cambridge : Belknap Press of Harvard University Press
  • Release : 1958
  • Pages : 418
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Contains the proverbs and proverbial phrases found in a variety of American authors whose works were published between 1820-1880, alphabetically arranged by key word, with Quotations in chronological order with dates.

A Dictionary of the Proverbs in England in the Sixteenth and Seventeenth Centuries

A Dictionary of the Proverbs in England in the Sixteenth and Seventeenth Centuries
A Collection of the Proverbs Found in English Literature and the Dictionaries of the Period

by Morris Palmer Tilley

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1950
  • Pages : 854
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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A Dictionary of Proverbs

A Dictionary of Proverbs
A Book

by Jennifer Speake,John Simpson

  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release : 2008-10-23
  • Pages : 388
  • ISBN : 9780199539536
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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"First published as The concise Oxford dictionary of proverbs, edited by John Simpson, 1982"--T.p. verso.

A Dictionary of Proverbs, with Selected Maxims, Phrases, Passages, Poems and Anecdotes from Ancient and Modern Literature

A Dictionary of Proverbs, with Selected Maxims, Phrases, Passages, Poems and Anecdotes from Ancient and Modern Literature
A Book

by Petros D. Baz

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1964
  • Pages : 169
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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A dictionary of Kashmiri proverbs, explained by J.H. Knowles

A dictionary of Kashmiri proverbs, explained by J.H. Knowles
A Book

by Kashmiri proverbs

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1885
  • Pages : 129
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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A Dictionary of the Proverbs in England in the Sixteenth and Seventeenth Centuries

A Dictionary of the Proverbs in England in the Sixteenth and Seventeenth Centuries
A Collection of the Proverbs Found in English Literature and the Dictionaries of the Period

by Morris Palmer Tilley

  • Publisher : Ams PressInc
  • Release : 1950
  • Pages : 854
  • ISBN : 9780404188993
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Little Oxford Dictionary of Proverbs

Little Oxford Dictionary of Proverbs
A Book

by Elizabeth Knowles

  • Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
  • Release : 2016-10-20
  • Pages : 512
  • ISBN : 9780198778370
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Little Oxford Dictionary of Proverbs features over 2,000 proverbs and sayings from around the world, arranged across 250 subjects - from 'Books' and 'Borrowing' to 'Dreams' and 'Drink'. Each theme has a short introduction giving an overview of the proverbial treatment of the topic and each proverb is accompanied by information on its date, source, and meaning. Not only is this book a pleasure to browse but it is ideal for quick reference with its comprehensive index that makes it easy to find the exact phrase you're looking for. Beautifully produced and designed, it is the perfect gift for anyone who loves language. Drawing on Oxford's ongoing dictionary research and language monitoring, the second edition of this delightful book adds phrases that have come to prominence, or increased in popularity, since publication of the first edition, such as "Never waste a good crisis" and "Dress for the job you want, not for the job you have," which add a contemporary flavor to the selection of more traditional English proverbs, and the popular sayings used in the English-speaking world from Asia, Africa, Middle East, and many other cultures. Find phrases on all aspects of life in this fascinating little book.

A Dictionary of the Proverbs in England in the 16. and 17. Centuries

A Dictionary of the Proverbs in England in the 16. and 17. Centuries
A Collection of the Proverbs Found in English Literature and the Dictionaries of the Period

by Morris Palmer Tilley

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1950
  • Pages : 854
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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A Dictionary of Proverbs and Sayings

A Dictionary of Proverbs and Sayings
Serbian - Bosnian - Croatian and English Equivalents: Rječnik Nasih Poslovica i Izreka i Njihovih Engleskih Ekvivalenata

by Minja Pjesčić

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2020-04-04
  • Pages : 275
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The author has combed dozens of sources to find the best equivalents and matches to familiar and old proverbs, sayings and expressions. Everyone is bound to discover something new.Included:- 1000 Serbian / Bosnian / Croatian proverbs and sayings and as many English equivalents - Expressions used in Serbia, Montenegro, Bosnia-Herzegovina and Croatia - British and North American proverbs and sayings- Old and modern expressions- Close to 200 Latin sayings and expressions

A Dictionary of Tamil Proverbs

A Dictionary of Tamil Proverbs
With an Introduction and Hints in English on Their Meaning and Application

by John Lazarus

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1991
  • Pages : 662
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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With introduction and hints in English on their meaning and application, Proverbs , Translated into English

A Dictionary of Proverbs and Proverbial Phrases from Books

A Dictionary of Proverbs and Proverbial Phrases from Books
A Book

by Brunvand, Jan Harold

  • Publisher : Bloomington : Indiana University Press
  • Release : 1961
  • Pages : 168
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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