International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)
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Research Paper | Language Research | Ethiopia | Volume 7 Issue 6, June 2018

The Role of Context in Determining the Meaning of Proverbs: Dawro Proverbs in Focus

Markos Medhin [2]

Abstract: This research was conducted to assess the role of context in determining the meaning of proverbs. The proverbs were taken from bulletins, magazines and textbooks. The proverbs were translated to English with great care to keep the original meaning and beauty of the proverbs. Finally, it is concluded that proverbs are performed in a particular context to give a certain meaning, and the alteration of the context results in the alteration of the meaning of the proverb.

Keywords: Key terms proverbs, Dawro proverbs, context, meaning, Dawro Doona

Edition: Volume 7 Issue 6, June 2018,

Pages: 860 - 862

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