verbo-, verb-, verbi-

(Latin: word, words)

Gesta verbis praeveniunt.
Their deeds go before their words.
Placed between words.
Within a word.
ipsissima verba
1. The very words; verbatim.
2. The precise words used by a writer or speaker.
1. Someone who is ignorant of large words.
2. A person who pretends to know a word then secretly goes to a dictionary to find out what it means.
1. Not employing or including words; unskilful in the use of words.
2. Not employing or including a verb; not a form of a verb.
3. Denoting communication without sounds or words; e.g., by signs, symbols, facial expressions, gestures, posture, body language, etc.
noteworthy (adjective)
Referring to something that is remarkable or significant; and so, deserving notice or attention.
novissima verba
Final words.

A Latin reference to a person's last living utterance.

novoverbifaction (s) (noun), novoverbifactions (pl)
A passion for combining Latin and Greek roots and affixes in new ways.
A humorous word meaning, “capable of swallowing all words”.
1. A short, popular saying, sometimes expressing wisdom. It is also called an adage, maxim, axiom, aphorism, apothegm, or epigram.
2. A short pithy saying in common and recognized use; a concise sentence, often metaphorical or alliterative in form, which is held to express some truth ascertained by experience or observation and familiar to all; an adage.
A word that can substitute for a verb; its function is similar to that of a pronoun.

In the following sentence, the word do acts as a pro-verb: Our neighbors never mow their lawn, but we do.

proverbial (adjective), more proverbial, most proverbial
1. Characteristic of a short or wise saying which has been used for a long time by many people: Here is an example of one famous proverbial saying: "Early to bed and early to rise makes a man healthy, wealthy, and wise."
2. A reference to sayings that state general truths or give advice, as shown in the following list which presents only a few of the many proverbial expressions that exist:
  • A chain is only as strong as its weakest link.
  • A dog is a man's best friend.
  • A fool and his money are soon parted.
  • A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.
  • A picture is worth a thousand words.
  • Absence makes the heart grow fonder.
  • Actions speak louder than words.
  • An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.
  • Better late than never.
  • Cleanliness is next to godliness.
  • Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.
  • Do not count your chickens before they are hatched.
  • Do not put all your eggs in one basket.
3. Etymology: from Latin proverbialis, "pertaining to or characteristic of a proverb"; from proverbium, "common talk, well known" from pro-, "forth, forward" + verbum, "word."
Relating to being commonly referred to.
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Someone who originates, uses, or records proverbial sayings.

Related "word, words" units: etym-; legi-; lexico-; locu-; logo-; onomato-; -onym.