333. Proverbs


See also 422. WISDOM .

adage
a maxim, axiom, proverb, or old saying.
analect
1. a fragment or extract from literature.
2. a collection of teachings, as the Analects of Confucius.
aphorism
a terse saying embodying a general truth, as “Time flies.” — aphorist, n. —aphorismic, aphorismical, aphoristic, adj.
apothegmatist, apophthegmatist
a creator of short, pithy instructive sayings; aphorist. — apothegmatic, apophthegmatic, apothegmatical, apophthegmatical, adj. —apothegm, apophthegm, n.
bromide
a trite saying; a platitude.
epigram
a pithy statement, often containing a paradox. — epigrammatist, n.
gnomonology
1. a collection or anthology of gnomes, or aphorisms.
2. aphoristic writing.
logia
maxims or sayings attributed to a religious leader. See also 79. CHRIST .
maxim
a short, pithy statement that serves as a motto. — maximist, n.
paroemia
a rhetorical proverb. — paroemiac, adj.
paroemiography, paremiography
1. the writing of proverbs.
2. the collecting of proverbs. — paroemiographer, n.
paroemiology, paremiology
the study of proverbs. — paroemiologist, paremiologist, n.
proverbiology
1. proverbs taken as a group.
2. proverbs taken as a field of study. — proverbiologist, n. —proverbiological, adj.
smartism
an aphorism or witty saying.

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