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  1. Anonymous
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    axiom vs proverb

    What is the difference between an axiom and a proverb ?
    Or, to put it in another way,
    When is an expression considered as an axiom and not a proverb
    and vise versa ?
    Thanks.

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    Axiom or proverb?

    It's hard to say. Indeed, one of the synonyms for axiom is proverb.

    What prompted the question?

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    An axiom is something widely recognised to be true, while proverbs are not always- many proverbs contradict each other.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tdol
    An axiom is something widely recognised to be true, while proverbs are not always- many proverbs contradict each other.
    So proverbs are not necessarily axiomatic?

    :wink:

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