proverbium

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Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Derived from prō- ‎(for, on behalf of) +‎ verbum ‎(word) +‎ -ium ‎(nominal suffix).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

prōverbium n ‎(genitive prōverbiī); second declension

  1. proverb, saying, saw, maxim, adage

Inflection[edit]

Second declension.

Case Singular Plural
nominative prōverbium prōverbia
genitive prōverbiī prōverbiōrum
dative prōverbiō prōverbiīs
accusative prōverbium prōverbia
ablative prōverbiō prōverbiīs
vocative prōverbium prōverbia

Descendants[edit]

References[edit]

  • proverbium in Charlton T. Lewis & Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • proverbium in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • proverbium in Félix Gaffiot (1934), Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Paris: Hachette.
  • Meissner, Carl; Auden, Henry William (1894) Latin Phrase-Book[1], London: Macmillan and Co.
    • as the proverb says: ut est in proverbio
    • to pass into a proverb: in proverbii consuetudinem or simply in proverbium venire
    • to be used as a proverb: proverbii locum obtinere (Tusc. 4. 16. 36)
    • this is a proverb among the Greeks: hoc est Graecis hominibus in proverbio
    • that Greek proverb contains an excellent lesson: bene illo Graecorum proverbio praecipitur
    • an old proverb tells us not to..: vetamur vetere proverbio
    • an old proverb which every one knows: proverbium vetustate or sermone tritum (vid. sect. II. 3, note tritus...)
  • proverbium in Harry Thurston Peck, editor (1898) Harper's Dictionary of Classical Antiquities, New York: Harper & Brothers