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- University of Namibia Press 2013; US$ 29.95
Omiano vya Tjipangandjara: Otjiherero Proverbs and Idioms is a unique collection of linguistic and cultural significance. The author has collected over 150 proverbs and idioms from the Ovaherero community, particularly the Ovakaoko, in Namibia, and from various written sources. He encourages the use of these proverbs as a means of cultural enrichment,... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 47.95
SEE SHORT BLURB FOR ALTERNATE COPY... A complex, intriguing, and important verbal entity, the proverb has been the subject of a vast number of opinions, studies, and analyses. To accommodate the assorted possible audiences, this volume outlines seven views of the proverb -- personal, formal, religious, literary, practical, cultural, and cognitive.... more...
- De Vecchi Ediciones 1753; Not Available
Los poetas chinos son los maestros indiscutibles de los pensamientos breves pero portadores de una filosofía generosa, sentencias cinceladas a la luz de la experiencia y del sentido común. Estos proverbios se remontan en su mayoría a épocas lejanas, pero son de una sorprendente modernidad. Maestros como Lao Tse, Confucio, Han Fei, Yang Chu tienen aún... more...
- McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2008; US$ 45.00
This dictionary contains 2,375 Russian sayings and proverbs and their English counterparts. Variants of each saying are included, and careful attention is given to the differences in British and American versions. For example, the Russian saying that is interpreted as "Children behave in a childish way, and they cannot be expected to act like... more...
- Auckland University Press 2013; US$ 21.88
Tahuhu Korero is a collection of pepeha and whakatauki ? Maori proverbs and sayings ? from the Taitokerau region, which stretches from Auckland to Cape Reinga. Pepeha and the longer whakatauki are passed down the generations to capture key moments in history, important places and celebrated ancestors. They are also powerful metaphors for human behaviour.... more...
- De Gruyter 2015; US$ 182.00
This study examines the connections between vernacular and Latin fables and proverbs in the late Middle Ages. It investigates a Latin commentary on the fables of the Anonymus Neveleti that includes German rhyming couplet epimythia , and was disseminated in scholastic circles. The text is made accessible for the first time in a published... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 195.00
The twenty essays that comprise this book, which was first published in 1994, were written by leading paremiologists and folklorists from Africa, Canada, Great Britain, Germany and the US. They represent the best scholarship on proverbs in the English language, and together they give an impressive overview of the fascinating advances in the field... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 54.95
First published in 1930, this is the final of Edward Westermarck?s trilogy of titles that explore the society, culture and customs of Morocco. Compiled from years of personal research and interviews conducted with local people, this collection of native proverbs addresses such cultural and ideological concepts as marriage and family, hospitality,... more...