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El proverbio (del latín proverbium) es un tipo de paremia, un enunciado sentencioso. Otros enunciados sentenciosos son: refrán, adagiomáxima, sentencia, aforismo, frase proverbial, apotegma. El estudio de los refranes y los proverbios se enmarca dentro de la paremiología.

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(n.) = adage ; wise saying ; old saying ; saying ; saw ; refrain ; proverb.
Ex: But now she was beginning to wonder if there was any truth to the old adage that 'It's not what you know, but who you know'.
Ex: Stories range from one-sentence statements we call jokes and wise sayings, through gossip to the most profound and complicated structures we call novels and poems and plays.
Ex: Chapters include drinking and moonshine, courting, old cures and remedies, fishing and hunting, plus a chapter of pithy quotes and old sayings.
Ex: 'Practice makes perfect' is a saying that can be applied to reading = "La práctica hace al maestro" es un refrán que se puede aplicar a la lectura.
Ex: And his life confirms the famous old saw: No man is a prophet in his own land.
Ex: The importance of the right to information or the right to know is an increasingly constant refrain in the mouths of academics, the media and governments.
Ex: As the old Chinese proverb tells us 'To prophesy is extremely difficult, especially about the future'.
* como dice el refrán = as the saying goes ; so the saying goes.
* refrán bíblico = biblical saying.

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nm. proverb, saying, maxim; adage


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