Notes on the construction of meaning in an Old Babylonian bilingual proverb about exotic animals
The paper studies an unusual bilingual proverb dealing with rare animals from exotic lands. It aims to demonstrate that the use of a string of very rare words in the proverb is not merely an aesthetic peculiarity, but in fact drove the development of the proverb.
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