Friends and friendship in proverbs

Source document: Linguistica Brunensia. 2018, vol. 66, iss. 1, pp. 73-85
Extent
73-85
  • ISSN
    1803-7410 (print)
    2336-4440 (online)
Type
Article
Language
English
License: Not specified license
Abstract(s)
Friend is a familiar notion, existing probably in any language and culture. Yet it is far from clear what it exactly means, especially in human life. The many aspects it is related to offer many ways how to approach the topic. Out of these, by a random choice, one might select, as a starting point, old Roman There is no life without friendship, opening the scene of friends and friendship which seems so rich, and yet, knowing from our own personal experience and life, is in fact far from being rich. This contribution is mapping various aspects of friend-friendship relationship in various languages.
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