Title (eng)

Notes on the construction of meaning in an Old Babylonian bilingual proverb about exotic animals

Author

Frank Simons   Universität Wien

Description

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.

Object languages

English

Date

2021-04-27

Rights

Creative Commons License
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CC BY 4.0 - Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.

CC BY 4.0 International

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Classification

Proverbs, REPAC

ÖFOS 2012 -- HUMANITIES (6) -- Linguistics and Literature (602) -- Linguistics and Literature (6020) -- Ancient Oriental studies (602056)

Member of the Collection(s) (2)

o:424738 Openaire v3.0 collection
o:168770 Open Access Collection