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    Practical wisdom in picturesque speech

    Our ancestors were simple folks who lived close to Nature. Their observations of simple & deep truths of worldly wisdom were expressed in effective statements called proverbs.

    Most of the younger generations are unaware of the treasure house of wisdom we have inherited from our forefathers. So I feel it is better to record some of the vivid sayings which mainly use beast & bird analogies.

    I shall add on as I remember them. Please feel free to contribute to this precious collection by adding proverbs ( let us limit to animal, bird related ones), explaining, anayising, commenting-enjoying,in short, a delightful subject!

    Let me start:

    1.naay vaalai nimirththamudiyaathu

    2.naayai kuLippaatti nadu veettil vaiththaalum naay nakkiththaan kudikkum

    3.kaveri karai puraNdu Odinaalum naay nakkiththaan kudikkum

    4.oru piLLai peththavanukku uRiyilE saappaadu, naalu piLLai peththavanukku naay sattiyilE

    5.naayai kaNdaa kallai kaaNOm kallai kaNdaa naayai kaaNOm

    6.naayai kallaal adippaanEn **** sumappaanEn

    7.nari valam pOnaal enna idam pOnaal enna mElE vizunthu pidungaamal irunthaal sari

    8.narikku naattaamai kuduththaa kidaikku reNdu aadu kEtkum

    9.paarththaal pasu paaynthaal puli

    10.pasuththOl pORRiya puli

    11.paazaay pOvathai pasu vayiRRil pOdu

    12.eruthukku nOvu kaakkaikku koNdaattam

    13.oorkuruvi uyara uyara paRanthaalum parunthaakaathu

    14.koorai ERi kOzi pidikkaathavan vaanam ERi vaikuNdam pOvaanaam

    15.kOzi pidikkiRa nariyai moonjsiya paarththaa theriyum

    16.puli pasiththaalum pullai thinnaathu

    17.puli pathunguvathu paayaththaan

    18.yaanai irunthaalum aayiram pon iRanthaalum aayiram pon

    19.noNdikkazuthaikku saRukkunathuthaan saakku

    20.naNdu kozuththa vaLaiyil thangaathu

    21.aaduRa maatta aadi kaRa paaduRa maatta paadi kaRa

    22.paalukkum kaaval poonaikkum thOzan

    23.uRiyilE thayir irukka uRangumaa poonaikutti

    24.thirudanukku thEL kottiyathaam

    25.paambunnu adikkavum mudiyala pazuthunnu vidavum mudiyala

    26.paambin kaal paambaRiyum

    27.vaLaththa kadaa maarla paaynthathu

    28.kaakkaikkum than kunju pon kunju

    29.paambukku thalaiyaiyum meenukku vaalaiyum kaattu

    30.adiyaatha maadu padiyaathu

    31.puNNiyaththukku(thaanaththukku) kuduththa maattai palla pudunki paarkkaathE

    32.yaanaikkoru kaalam vanthaa poonaikku kaalam varum

    33.poonaikku maNi kattuvathu yaaru

    34.yaanai varum pinnE maNiyOsai varum munnE

    35.nuNalum than vaayal kedum

    36.kazuthai kettaa kuttisuvar

    37.kazuvuRa thaNNiyila nazuvuRa meen

    38.kokku thalaila veNNai vachchi pidichcha maathiri

    39.mooththathu mOzai iLaiyathu kaaLai

    40.kazuthaiyaa piRanthaalum kaamaaNi yOgaththila piRakkaNum

    41. aasai irukku thaasil paNNa yOgam irukku kazuthai mEykka

    42.kiLiyai vaLarththu poonai kaiyil koduththathu pOla

    43.kurangu kai poomaalai pOla

    44.aamai pukuntha veedum ameena pukuntha veedum uruppadaathu

    45.aduppadiyila poonai thoonguthu

    46.poonai kaNNai moodikkoNdaal poolOgam iruNdu pOkumaa

    47.chinna meenai pOttu periya meenai pidi
    Eager to watch the trends of the world & to nurture in the youth who carry the future world on their shoulders a right sense of values.

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    48.aadu nanaiyuthunnu Onaay azuthathaam



    Please remember to put the number when posting a new proverb!
    Eager to watch the trends of the world & to nurture in the youth who carry the future world on their shoulders a right sense of values.

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    49. Attayai thooki Methayilla Potta Athu Methayilla Irukaathaam
    Kuppa thottikkuthan Pokuma

    50. Padichu paazhapokirathavida Aadu mechu Aal Avaalam

    51.Summa kidantha Sangai Oothi keduthaanan Aandi

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    52.kadicha moottai nasukkupaduthu kadikkaatha moottaiyum nasukkapaduthu(moottai=moottaipoochi)
    Eager to watch the trends of the world & to nurture in the youth who carry the future world on their shoulders a right sense of values.

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    proverb nr 20, my father always used to say

    great job PP amma
    Anbe Sivam

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    Reminds me of one of S.Ve. Sekhar's dramas:
    "Mani adichchaa maadu kathudhaan, kozhi adichchaa kuruma kodhikudhaan'gra kadhaiya.."

    PP JK! Continue with the topic.
    "Why do we need filmmaking equipment?"
    "Because, Marcel, my sweet, we're going to make a film. Just for the Nazis."

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    Reminds me of one of S.Ve. Sekhar's dramas:
    "Mani adichchaa maadu kathudhaan, kozhi adichchaa kuruma kodhikudhaan'gra kadhaiya.."


    27.vaLaththa kadaa maarla paaynthathu
    My mom always says this when watching Movies and Tele Serials. :P
    I'm Baaaaaaack!!!

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    this is my one fave from the list:
    28.kaakkaikkum than kunju pon kunju
    33.poonaikku maNi kattuvathu yaaru
    I like this one too but know it in english as "but who bells the cat?"

    I like saying the following ones:

    kazhuthaikku theriyuma karpoora vaasanai?

    Minnuvathellam ponnu alla.

    Kattrathu Kai Alavu, Kallaathathu Ulagalavu


    Yaanaikkum Adi Sarukkum

    Maamiyaar udaithaal mann kudam. Marumagal udaithaal pon kudam (this was one i read in wiki)

    Although there are some proverbs I don't like:

    Thottil pazhakam sudukaadu mattum

    Ainthil Valayaathathu Aimbathil Valayaathu

    ...i don't think that's true at all!

    the one parents use alot is:

    vidiya vidiya ramar kathai vidintha ramar seethaiku enna murai :P

    Is there one that means "you can lead a horse to water, but you can't make it drink?" I would like to know that one.

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    proverb #1 our history teacher used to use it to us when v used to talk

    but she said it in kannada

    naayi baala donku

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    Ppl, pls dont hammer me ... but this one was framed by one of my friends...

    eNNi eNNi suttavanukku oru baratta kooda kedaikkalayam
    etta ninnu paathavanukku ettu baratta kedachudhaam


    and one from Pamma K sambhandam film:

    "Kathadi'ku kooda thaan vaal irukku, adhukkunu korangu parakkum'nu solla mudiyuma"

    A black cat crossing your path signifies that the animal is going somewhere.

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