Proverbios, expresiones proverbiales y sentencias en el ‘Livro de Exopo'

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This article focuses on the textual function of proverbs, proverbial phrases and sentences in the portuguese medieval collection of fables, the Livro de Exopo 15th century manuscript 3270* held by the Austrian National Library. Occurrences examined show that proverbs and sentences are used in the Livro de Exopo according to a specific reading plan with a particular concern with the moral purpose of the fables. The last section of the article provides a list of proverbs, sentences and proverbial phrases in the Livro de Exopo based on data previously collected by Leite de Vasconcelos in his 1906 work.
Original languageSpanish
Pages (from-to)87-100
Number of pages210
JournalLectura y signo
Publication statusPublished - 2015


  • fable
  • proverb
  • sentence
  • example
  • brevitas

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