THE FUNCTIONING OF PROVERBS IN LITERARY ARABIC AND ITS DIALECTS

Abstract: 

The given article describes the functioning of Arabic proverbs as representatives of the literary Arabic language cultural fund in pre-Islamic poetry, the Qur’an and sayings of Prophet Mohammad. Also the analysis of variability and changes of proverb forms in Arabic dialects (Lebanese, Algerian, Tunisian, Egyptian and Yemenite) is made. The article displays peculiarities of Arabic peoples’ mentality that can be found in proverbs.

Key words: 

Arabic language, proverbs, pre-Islamic poetry, the Qur’an, sayings of Prophet Mohammad, dialects, literature.

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