Last modified on 28 August 2013, at 09:04

Sardinian proverbs

Proverbs within the Sardinian language. Sardinian is spoken in the island Sardinia, which lays in the Mediterranean near Italy.

BEdit

  • Biadu quie ischeddat in palas anzenas.
    • Translation: It is easiest to learn from another mans damage.
    • English equivalent: Wise men learn by other men's mistakes, fools by their own.
    • Source for proverb: Strauss, Emanuel (1994). Dictionary of European proverbs (Volume 2 ed.). Routledge. p. 619. ISBN 0415096243. 

DEdit

  • Dare a tenner sa coe de s'ambidda.
    • Idiomatic translation: You might as well try to hold an eel by the tail.
    • Meaning: Don't take a man by his word.
    • Strauss, Emanuel (1994). Dictionary of European proverbs (Volume 2 ed.). Routledge. p. 480. ISBN 0415096243. 

EEdit

  • Est mezus solu qui non male accumpagnadu.
    • Translation: It is better to be alone than to be in bad company.
    • English equivalent: Better be alone than in bad company.
    • Source for proverb: Strauss, Emanuel (1994). Dictionary of European proverbs (Volume 2 ed.). Routledge. p. 572. ISBN 0415096243. 

PEdit

  • Poveresa non est vilesa.
    • Translation: A swallow does not make a summer.
    • Meaning: "Do not feel sure or rejoice noticing a favourable sign. The appearance of a single sign of a favourable event is not yet a definite indication of its coming. It may be an unrelated, sporadic appearance."
    • Source for meaning of English equivalent: Paczolay, Gyula (1997). European Proverbs in 55 languages. DeProverbio.com. p. 49. ISBN 1-875943-44-7. 
    • Strauss, Emmanuel (1994). Dictionary of European Proverbs, Volym 1. Routledge. p. 1030. ISBN 0415096243. 

SEdit

  • S'abbilastru non si trattenet e cazziare musca.
    • English equivalent: Eagles don't catch flies.
    • Meaning: "People of high rank are considered – or consider themselves – too important to deal with trivial things or lowly folk."
    • Source for meaning of English equivalent: Martin H. Manser (2007). The Facts on File Dictionary of Proverbs. Infobase Publishing. p. 66. ISBN 978-0-8160-6673-5. Retrieved on 25 August 2013. 
    • Strauss, Emanuel (1994). "230". Concise Dictionary of European Proverbs. Routledge. p. 216. ISBN 978-1-136-78978-6. 

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