paroemiography

paroemiography

(pəˌriːmɪˈɒɡrəfɪ)
npl -phies
1. the writing or collecting of proverbs
2. a collection of proverbs
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paroemiography, paremiography

1. the writing of proverbs.
2. the collecting of proverbs. — paroemiographer, n.
See also: Proverbs
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(7) Besides adding new material to the better-known 15th-century proverbs and widening the framework of studies on paroemiography, (8) Salviati's collection also provides information on the creative processes of the author, his library, his knowledge of similar works, and, from a philological point of view, the history of Codex Cl.
In the words of Charles Speroni, 'il Rinascimento ha conosciuto una straordinaria fioritura di collezioni proverbiali, tale che, nello scrivere la storia della paremiografia italiana, uno dei piu importanti capitoli sara senza alcun dubbio quello dedicato alia tradizione proverbiale del XVI secolo' [The Renaissance experienced an extraordinary flowering of collections of proverbs, to such an extent that, in writing the history of the Italian paroemiography, one of the most important chapters will undoubtedly be devoted to the proverbial tradition of the 16th century] (Speroni, 1953: 3).