Tuscan proverbs

Proverbs from all Tuscan speaking parts of the world.

LEdit

  • La natura può più dell'arte.
    • Idiomatic translation: Nature is beyond all teaching.
    • Strauss, Emanuel (1994). Dictionary of European proverbs (Volume 2 ed.). Routledge. p. 764. ISBN 0415096243. 

IEdit

  • Il medico pietoso fa la piaga puzzolente.
    • Idiomatic translation: Mild physician – putrid wounds.
    • Meaning: Telling harsh truths constructively (to yourself as well) and stern measures makes for a good figurative and literal cure.
    • Strauss, Emanuel (1994). Dictionary of European proverbs (Volume 2 ed.). Routledge. p. 710. ISBN 0415096243. 

NEdit

  • Ne' fiori cova la serpe.
    • Idiomatic translation: Look before you leap, for snakes among sweet flowers do creep.
    • Strauss, Emanuel (1994). Dictionary of European proverbs (Volume 2 ed.). Routledge. p. 1070. ISBN 0415096243. 

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Last modified on 28 August 2013, at 09:05