Metonymy in Proverbs

  • Abuobaid A. Zeab Department of Kurdish Language and Literature, Faculty of Humanities, Duhok University, Kurdistan Region - Iraq

Abstract

This study investigates metonymy in proverbs. We have used examples of proverbs for finding metonymy from "Proverbs in Badinan Area" edited by Wahbia Mohammad Saeed Yaseen. In the introduction, we have studied the science of Rhetorics, its parts element and its relationship with literature and proverbs. The relationship of metonymy with proverbs is also mentioned here. Later, the metonymy is defined from scientific and linguistic point of view and some definitions are stated. The significance of metonymy and its types are mentioned as well. Finally necessary examples have been chosen from "Proverbs in Badinan Area" edited by Wahbia Mohammad Saeed Yassen and have been classified according to the types of metonymy.

Published
2016-06-30
How to Cite
Zeab, A. A. (2016). Metonymy in Proverbs. Humanities Journal of University of Zakho, 4(1), 42- 53. https://doi.org/10.26436/hjuoz.2016.4.1.169
Section
Humanities Journal of University of Zakho