Proverb Prov"erb, v. t. 1. To name in, or as, a proverb. [R.] [1913 Webster]

Am I not sung and proverbed for a fool ? --Milton. [1913 Webster]

2. To provide with a proverb. [R.] [1913 Webster]

I am proverbed with a grandsire phrase. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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