One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A writer or collector of proverbs.
Early 19th century; earliest use found in Isaac D'Israeli (1766–1848), writer. From paroemia + -ographer, probably after post-classical Latin paroemiographus writer or collector of proverbs or its etymon Hellenistic Greek παροιμιογράϕος. Compare French parémiographe.
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