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Size: 153 x 229 mm
Publisher: Facts On File Inc.
Published in India by: Viva Books
Exclusive Distributors: Viva Books
Sales Territory: India, Nepal, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka
How often have you been instructed to strike when the iron is hot? Or advised that a good name is better than precious ointment? Or warned that all work and no play makes Jack a dull boy? Where do such colourful expressions originate and how did they enter the English language?
Proverbs explains the meanings and origins of more than 1,500 traditional and contemporary sayings that make observations, give advice, or impart life lessons.
Alphabetically arranged, entries include:
Two indexes enable readers to locate proverbs by keyword or theme. Exploring both arcane and widely recognized expressions, Proverbs is a valuable resource for students, writers, and language lovers. Seek, and ye shall find!
Students and General Readers
Preface to New Edition • Introduction • Entries A-Z • Boxes
African Proverbs • Arabian Proverbs • Biblical Proverbs • Chinese Proverbs • Dutch Proverbs • French Proverbs • German Proverbs • Greek Proverbs • Indian Proverbs • Irish Proverbs • Italian Proverbs • Japanese Proverbs • LIterary Proverbs • Russian Proverbs • Scandinavian Proverbs • Scottish Proverbs • South American Proverbs • Spanish Proverbs • Turkish Proverbs • Yiddish Proverbs
Index by Key Word • Index by Theme • Bibliography
About the Author:
Martin H. Manser is a reference book editor and writer with an academic background in linguistics. His previous books include the Zondervan Dictionary of Bible Themes, Wordsworth Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms, and Foreign Words and Phrases. He lives in England.
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