Proverbial Tamil Proverbs - Part 4

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  1. Chitvish

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    Dear All,

    This week we shall go on to "ஈ".
    I could not get more than 15 in that category. So I am supplementing a few others, the last being the most naughty !

    1 - ஈ ஏறி மலை சாயுமா ?
    Can a mere fly topple a mountain ?

    2 - ஈசனைப் போற்று; அரசனை வாழ்த்து
    Praise the Lord, greet the king.

    3 - ஈயத்தைக் காதில் காய்ச்சி ஊற்றினாற்போல
    Like pouring molten lead in ears - means, uttering very harsh words

    4 - ஈயத்தைக் கண்டு இளித்ததாம் பித்தளை
    Brass can never equal lead

    5 - ஈரூரில் உழுதவனும் கெட்டான்; இரண்டு பெண்டாட்டி கட்டினவனும் கெட்டான்
    A man working in (here agriculture) two places and a man with two wives can never prosper in life.

    6 - ஈரைப் பேன் ஆக்கிப் பேனைப் பெருமாள் ஆக்குகிறது
    Making a mountain out of a molehill

    7 - ஈன்றவள் தாய் பாட்டி; இத்தாயின் தாய் பூட்டி
    Mother's mother is called Patti - her mother is called Pootti

    8 - ஈசல் பறந்தால் மழை
    If the " easals" appear, they foretell rain

    9 - ஈட்டி எட்டின மட்டும் பாயும்; பணம் பாதாளம் மட்டும் பாயும்
    A spear will reach only to a certain distance - but money will reach even underground

    10 - ஈக்கும் யானைக்கும் சம்பந்தமா?
    Can a fly match an elephant ?

    11 - ஈ அடித்தான் காப்பி
    Copying like a fly - typical tamil usage

    12 - ஈக்கு விடம் தலையில்; தேளுக்கு விடம் கொடுக்கில்
    The poison of a fly isin its head; for a scorpion in its fang (Kodukku)

    13 - ஈசன் எப்படி அப்படி தாசன்
    As the Lord is, so the devotee is.

    14 - ஈசான்ய மின்னலுக்கு எருதும் நடுங்கும்
    When there is a lightning on the northeastern side, even the bullock is scared

    15 - ஈசனுடைய அடியார் மனம் எரிந்து புகைந்தால் வீண் போகுமா ?
    One should never incur the curse of a devotee of the Lord!

    16 - ஆண் பிள்ளை அழுதால் போச்சு; பெண்பிள்ளை சிரிச்சால் போச்சு !
    A boy is not supposed to cry & a girl, to laugh. ( a silly proverb, no doubt !)

    17 - ஆணுக்குப் பெண் அஸ்தமித்து போச்சா?
    Is a woman inferior to a man ? ( no no, never never!)

    18 - ஆத்தாள் அம்மணம்; அன்றாடம் கோதானம்
    Leaving his mother naked, he is doing "godhanam" (offering cows for charity) everyday!

    19 - ஆபீசில் அய்யா அதிகாரம்; அகத்தில் அம்மா அதிகாரம்
    A man is the boss in office; woman at home!

    20 - குயில் (சிலை) போல பெண்டாட்டி இருந்தாலும், குரங்கு போல வைப்பாட்டி வேணும் !
    Even if there is a wife like a nightingale ( statue), one must have a concubine like a monkey !

    அன்புடன்,
    சித்ரா.
     
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  2. Preethi

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    Good One's, as usual !

    Dear Chitra,

    Good Collections of Proverb this time too, In this collection, some of them I have already heard and the remaining were straight-forward to understand.

    No. 19 reminds me of another saying, "Veetla Eli, Velila Puli" !

    No. 11 - I have done this many times during college days, while copying assignments and homeworks from friends ! :mrgreen:

    I enjoyed reading Proverb 4 and 5.

    Love,
    Preethi
     
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    Dear Chithra,

    Enjoyed reading the proverbs, the 19th one brought a smile..:) It is true! What do you say? :-D
    proverb 3 is a very good one..I really hate telling and hearing harsh words, would make an unpleasant atmosphere in every house..Better keep silence..:-D
    thanks,
    luv u,
    seena.
     
  4. Chitvish

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    Your Boni is lucky, so far, my dear Preethi !

    Thankyou for the prompt F B.
    Well, I have never done " copying" - I now think, my conscience was unnecessarily working overtime, when I was young !!
    Love & regards,
    Chithra.

    16 is also said as follows:
    புகையிலை விரிச்சாப்போச்சு
    பொம்பளை சிரிச்சாப்போச்சு !
     
  5. Chitvish

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    My dear Seena !

    I can never thank you enough, you know why !
    19 is very true - how can you & I disagree? Sometimes, they rule, we always overrule - ha ha ha !
    I have already inferred from your posts that you are not at all a 3 proverb person !
    Thankyou for the F b.
    Love & refards,
    Chithra.

    பணக்காரன் பின்னாலேயும் பத்து பேர்
    பைத்தியக்காரன் பின்னாலேயும் பத்து பேர்


    There are people behind a rich man as well as a mad man,
     
  6. sudhavnarasimhan

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    Dear Chitra,
    As usual, a good set of proverbs....i especially enjoyed your vehement denials in 16 and 17, within brackets.....shows how much you are enjoying penning them or should i say posting them.
    And 20th one is not naughthy, i feel it is closer to reality!:tongue naturally no harm in calling the "other woman" as a m....y!
     
  7. Chitvish

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    My dear Sudha !

    I enjoy penning them all. But quite a few, I don't agree with !
    16 & 17, I don't agree with at all - far from it !
    I cannot thank you enough for your participation, Sudha !
    Love & regards,
    Chithra.

    Yet another naught, naught, naughty proverb !!!!
    தாலி அறுத்தவளுக்கு மருத்துவச்சி தயவு ஏன்?
     
  8. Kamla

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    They keep coming...

    Another good set of p'mozhigal Chitra. Enjoyed reading them and enjoyed your comments even more:)

    L, Kamla
     
  9. Chitvish

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    My dearest Sujata !

    I keep them coming because they belong to our traditional wealth, in my opinion.Believe me, after I started this thread, I seem to be using a lot of pazamozis in my conversation, unknowingly !
    Thankyou for joining me, Kamla !
    Love & regards,
    Chithra.

    ஆசையிருக்கு அரசாள; அதிர்ஷ்டம் இருக்கு மாடு மேய்க்க !
     
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    Enjoyed reading all the pazhamois. I think No 20 is true. the concubines have to be monkeys!!
     

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