proverb etymology

Romanian word proverb comes from Latin verbum ((grammar) verb. Proverb. Word.), Latin pro, Latin -ionem, Latin pro-

Detailed word origin of proverb

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
verbum Latin (lat) (grammar) verb. Proverb. Word.
pro Latin (lat) About. According to. As befitting. As, like. Before. For. In front, instead of. On behalf of.
-ionem Latin (lat)
pro- Latin (lat) (prefixed to verbs of utterance) in place of, on behalf of. (temporally) prior, fore-. Action directed forward or in front. Advantage. Bringing into being, forth, or into the open. Downward and forward movement. Forward direction, forward movement. Prominence.
proverbium Latin (lat) Proverb, saying, saw, maxim, adage.
proverbe French (fra) Proverb, saying.
proverb Romanian (ron) (dated) proverb (drama exemplifying a proverb). Saying, proverb, maxim.

Words with the same origin as proverb

Descendants of verbum
adverb verb vorbi vorbă
Descendants of pro
apropo proces produce producție produs profund proiect promite proporție propune protecție proteja prozaic purcede
Descendants of pro-
proclama profesionalism profesor prohibi promiscuu promova provoca împrumut