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Topic: LINGUISTICS

Date: 1300-1400
Language: Old French
Origin: proverbe, from Latin proverbium, from verbum 'word'

proverb

noun
     
prov‧erb [countable]
SL a short well-known statement that gives advice or expresses something that is generally true. 'A penny saved is a penny earned' is an example of a proverb [↪ saying]
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