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pro·ver·bi·al

 (prə-vûr′bē-əl)
adj.
1. Of the nature of a proverb.
2. Expressed in a proverb.
3. Widely referred to, as if the subject of a proverb; famous.

pro·ver′bi·al·ly adv.

proverbial

(prəˈvɜːbɪəl)
adj
1. (prenominal) commonly or traditionally referred to, esp as being an example of some peculiarity, characteristic, etc
2. of, connected with, embodied in, or resembling a proverb
proˈverbially adv

pro•ver•bi•al

(prəˈvɜr bi əl)

adj.
1. of, characteristic of, or resembling a proverb.
2. expressed in or as if in a proverb.
3. having become an object of common mention or reference: his proverbial wit.
pro•ver′bi•al•ly, adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.proverbial - of or relating to or resembling or expressed in a proverb; "he kicked the proverbial bucket"; "the proverbial grasshopper"
2.proverbial - widely known and spoken of; "her proverbial lateness"; "the proverbial absentminded professor"; "your proverbial dizzy blonde"
known - apprehended with certainty; "a known quantity"; "the limits of the known world"; "a musician known throughout the world"; "a known criminal"

proverbial

Translations
مَثَلي، مَضْرِب الأمْثال
příslovečný
közismertközmodásos
málsháttar-; alòekktur
povestnýpríslovečný
atasözüne ait

proverbial

[prəˈvɜːbɪəl] ADJproverbial

proverbial

[prəˈvɜːrbiəl] adjproverbial(e)

proverbial

adj (lit, fig)sprichwörtlich

proverbial

[prəˈvɜːbɪəl] adjproverbiale

proverb

(ˈprovəːb) noun
a well-known saying that gives good advice or expresses a supposed truth. Two common proverbs are `Many hands make light work' and `Don't count your chickens before they're hatched!'
proˈverbial adjective
proˈverbially adverb
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Texts on Textiles: Proverbiality as Characteristic of Equivocal Communication at the East African Coast (Swahili), Journal of African Cultural Studies, 17(2): 131-160.
"'A Fund of Wise Sayings': Proverbiality in Tolkien." Roots and Branches: Selected Papers on Tolkien, Walking Tree, 2007, pp.
Thus the proverbiality of language, the means to maintaining the individual's calibration, is directly connected to deception.