diverb

Diverb

Di"verb\, n. [L. diverbium the colloquial part of a comedy, dialogue; di- = dis- + verbum word.] A saying in which two members of the sentence are contrasted; an antithetical proverb. [Obs.]

Italy, a paradise for horses, a hell for women, as the diverb goes. --Burton.
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