Mordvin proverbs

Mordvin is a language spoken in Southwestern and Southeastern Russia.

EEdit

  • Nu vedzi grinda di ti ocl'iul a tau, ma vedzi sil'ea altui..
    • Idiomatic translation: You see the splinter in another's eye but fail to see the beam in your own.
    • Paczolay, Gyula (1997). European Proverbs in 55 languages. DeProverbio.com. p. 131. ISBN 1-875943-44-7. 

MEdit

  • Munte cu munte nu s'adună, ma omlu totna va și s'va.
    • Idiomatic translation: A mountain never meets a mountain, but a man meets a man.
    • Meaning: There are some things/events that are impossible, like an encounter of mountains, but there is always a chance for people to meet. or Once can always find a possibility for revenge.
    • Source for proverbs and meaning: Paczolay, Gyula (1997). European Proverbs in 55 languages. DeProverbio.com. p. 213. ISBN 1-875943-44-7. 

NEdit

  • Nu se poate sluji doi paroni.
    • Translation: Nobody can serve two masters.
    • English equivalent: Also, Nobody can serve two masters.
    • Meaning: One cannot serve two conflicting causes simultaneously. If this is attempted neither will be served properly.
    • Source for meaning and proverbs: Paczolay, Gyula (1997). European Proverbs in 55 languages. DeProverbio.com. p. 283. ISBN 1-875943-44-7. 


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Last modified on 12 June 2013, at 06:22