Yoruba Proverbs and Their Meaning

Yoruba Proverbs and Their Meaning

1. Ẹnu ò mẹnu, ètè ò métè ní kó ọ̀ràn bá ẹ̀rẹ̀kẹ́

Meaning: Excessive talk brings insult.

2. Ẹni t'ó yá ẹgbẹ̀fà tí kò san, o bẹ́gi dínà ẹgbàá

Meaning: A person who has defaulted on repaying 1,200 disqualifies himself or herself from a credit of 2,000 from the same source.

3. Ẹni tó sọ pé kárá ilé òun má là, ará òde ní yóò yaa lọ́fà

Meaning: He who wishes poverty for his or her relations will end up as a bond-man in the hands of strangers

4. Ẹni tó lẹlẹ́dẹ̀ ló lẹ̀ẹ̀dẹ̀

Meaning: The owner of the pigs owns or dominates the compound.

5. Ẹni tó jogún kógún, ìtàn kítàn ni yóò máa pa

Meaning: He or she who illicitly inherits will live to tell fictitious stories to back up his or her illegal act.

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