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paroemiology, paremiology

the study of proverbs. — paroemiologist, paremiologist, n.
See also: Proverbs
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In particular, taking into account that our paremiology subject is part of the peoples' folklore, we cannot neglect that even its definition might still have an expansive meaning that could be open to interpretation.
The Dead Are Not Far: Luyia Paremiology, with Special Reference to Gender, Sexuality, Death, and God.
Among the academic matters he considers are traditional forms, types of proverb collections, comprehensive overviews of paremiology, and iconography.