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Gnome vs. Proverb

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Gnomenoun

A brief reflection or maxim; a pithy saying.

Proverbnoun

A phrase expressing a basic truth which may be applied to common situations.

Gnomenoun

An elemental (spirit or corporeal creature associated with a classical element) associated with earth.

Proverbnoun

A striking or paradoxical assertion; an obscure saying; an enigma; a parable.

Gnomenoun

One of a legendary race of human-like beings, usually imagined as short and possibly bearded males, who inhabit the inner parts of the earth and act as guardians of mines, mineral treasure, etc.; in modern fantasy literature, when distinguished from dwarves, gnomes are usually even smaller than dwarves and more focussed on engineering than mining.

Proverbnoun

A familiar illustration; a subject of contemptuous reference.

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Gnomenoun

A dwarf; a goblin; a person of small stature or misshapen features, or of strange appearance.

Proverbnoun

A drama exemplifying a proverb.

Gnomenoun

The northern pygmy owl, Glaucidium gnoma, a small owl of the western United States.

Proverbverb

To write or utter proverbs.

Gnomenoun

A small statue of a dwarf-like character, often bearded, placed in a garden.

Proverbverb

To name in, or as, a proverb.

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Gnomenoun

An upper atmospheric optical phenomenon associated with thunderstorms, a compact blue starter.

Proverbverb

To provide with a proverb.

Gnomenoun

A banker, especially a secretive international one.

‘the gnomes of Zurich’;

Proverbnoun

An old and common saying; a phrase which is often repeated; especially, a sentence which briefly and forcibly expresses some practical truth, or the result of experience and observation; a maxim; a saw; an adage.

Gnomenoun

An imaginary being, supposed by the Rosicrucians to inhabit the inner parts of the earth, and to be the guardian of mines, quarries, etc.

Proverbnoun

A striking or paradoxical assertion; an obscure saying; an enigma; a parable.

‘His disciples said unto him, Lo, now speakest thou plainly, and speakest no proverb.’;

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Gnomenoun

A dwarf; a goblin; a person of small stature or misshapen features, or of strange appearance.

Proverbnoun

A familiar illustration; a subject of contemptuous reference.

‘Thou shalt become an astonishment, a proverb, and a by word, among all nations.’;

Gnomenoun

A small owl (Glaucidium gnoma) of the Western United States.

Proverbnoun

A drama exemplifying a proverb.

Gnomenoun

A brief reflection or maxim.

Proverbverb

To name in, or as, a proverb.

‘Am I not sung and proverbed for a fool ?’;

Gnomenoun

a legendary creature resembling a tiny old man; lives in the depths of the earth and guards buried treasure

Proverbverb

To provide with a proverb.

‘I am proverbed with a grandsire phrase.’;

Gnomenoun

a short pithy saying expressing a general truth

Proverbverb

To write or utter proverbs.

Gnome

A gnome is a mythological creature and diminutive spirit in Renaissance magic and alchemy, first introduced by Paracelsus in the 16th century and later adopted by more recent authors including those of modern fantasy literature. Its characteristics have been reinterpreted to suit the needs of various story tellers, but it is typically said to be a small humanoid that lives underground.Diminutive statues of gnomes introduced as lawn ornaments during the 19th century grew in popularity during the 20th century and came to be known as garden gnomes.

Proverbnoun

a condensed but memorable saying embodying some important fact of experience that is taken as true by many people

Proverb

A proverb (from Latin: proverbium) is a simple and insightful, traditional saying that expresses a perceived truth based on common sense or experience. Proverbs are often metaphorical and use formulaic language.

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