Dictionary of European Proverbs, Volume 1

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Emanuel Strauss
Routledge, 1994 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 625 pages
More than a collection of witty sayings, the "Dictionary of European Proverbs groups proverbs into semantic clusters that demonstrate their linguistic roots and connections as well as their folkloric wisdom. In all, there are over 50,000 proverbs from over 60 languages and dialects including Dutch, Flemish, Norwegian, Danish, Swedish, Icelandic, Provencal, Walloon, Spanish, Portuguese, Italian, Czeck, Serbian, Finnish, Lithuanian, Venetian, Polish, Turkish, and English.
Because it was compiled using state-of-the art computer technology, the "Dictionary of European Proverbs is especially well-indexed and easy to use, providing key words in each language. Emanuel Strauss has been compiling material for this work for over 40 years with the help of editors, computer professionals, fact-checkers, and more than 30 experts in language, linguistics, and area studies from Europe and North America.

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