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Concise Dictionary of European Proverbs

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This concise edition of the definitive 3-volume Dictionary of European Proverbs constitutes a fascinating collection of proverbs in 29 languages. The entries are arranged alphabetically according to the English equivalent, allowing the reader to identify common trends easily and quickly.
* All proverbs listed in original language
* 29 European languages featured
* Includes
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ebook, 502 pages
Published May 19th 2014 by Routledge (first published 1998)
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Manny
OMG, I just stumbled over the Google Books page for this magnificent book and can hardly believe that no one on Goodreads has read it. Proverbs in 29 languages, organised by theme. Brief sample:

Eng: A scalded cat fears cold water.
Ger: Begossene Hunde fürchten das Wasser.
Dan: Brændt barn ræddes gerne ilden, og bidt barn hund.
Swe: Bränt barn skyr elden.
Fre: Chat échaudé craint l'eau froide.
Spa: Gato escaldado del agua fria huye.
Ita: Gatto scotatto dall'acqua calda, ha paura della fredda

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