A short pithy saying in general use, stating a general truth or piece of advice.
More example sentences
- Riddles, proverbs, and sayings that describe proper behavior for both young and old Kenyans are still common.
- Beware of proverbs: they are a snare and a delusion.
- To quote a Kannada proverb it is like water off a buffalo's back.
Middle English: from Old French proverbe, from Latin proverbium, from pro- '(put) forth' + verbum 'word'.