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Oct 6, 2021
This week’s theme
Words related to writing

This week’s words
chosisme
pilcrow
paremiography
dithyramb
obelus

paremiography
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with Anu Garg

paremiography or paroemiography

PRONUNCIATION:
(puh-ree-mee-AH-gruh-fee)

MEANING:
noun:
1. The writing or collecting of proverbs.
2. A collection of proverbs.

ETYMOLOGY:
From Latin paroemia (proverb), from Greek paroimia (proverb) + -graphy (writing). Earliest documented use: 1818.

USAGE:
“But such are the pitfalls of lexicography in general and paremiography in particular. It takes time for ‘new’ words and phrases to be picked up, and some expressions never make it into dictionaries and collections.”
Wolfgang Mieder; “Good fences make good neighbours”: History and Significance of an Ambiguous Proverb; Folklore (Abingdon, UK); Aug 2003.

A THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
It's good to have money and the things that money can buy, but it's good, too, to check up once in a while and make sure that you haven't lost the things that money can't buy. -George H. Lorimer, editor (6 Oct 1867-1937)

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