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Pl. amthal. Usually a proverb, but also a maxim, adage, or aphorism. Medieval collections of amthal abound. Often short anecdotes accompany the proverb, tracing its origin. There are volumes of amthal from the Quran and the hadith. Proverb collections, some in dialect, are still widely popular in the Middle East

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