The definition of a proverb is a short saying that is widely used to express an obvious truth.(noun)
An example of proverb is "Practice makes perfect."
Proverbs is a book of the Bible that contains truths or words of wisdom from Solomon and other wise Israelis, or general sayings which are considered wise.(noun)
Haste makes waste is an example of a proverb.
See proverb in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: OFr proverbe < L proverbium < pro-, pro- + verbum, word: see verb
Origin: ME prouerben
See proverb in American Heritage Dictionary 4
Origin: Middle English proverbe
Origin: , from Old French
Origin: , from Latin prōverbium
Origin: : prō-, forth; see pro-1
Origin: + verbum, word; see wer-5 in Indo-European roots.
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