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This article aims to provide a concise impression of Amharic proverbs and their use in GÉ™Ê½É™z QÉ™ne. QÉ™ne is an extraordinary Ethiopian poetry with special feature, beauty, and limit. There is no language restriction to compose QÉ™ne; since its introduction in the 15th Century GÉ™Ê½É™z is predominantly used to compose QÉ™ne in different forms. Adding an Amharic proverb to GÉ™Ê½É™z QÉ™ne is a great talent which requires an advanced knowledge and exercise of both the language and the proverbs. However, many QÉ™ne masters use sporadically Amharic proverbs to compose GÇÊ¿Çz QÉ™ne. Hence, it is customary to find various Amharic proverbs implemented in GÉ™Ê½É™z QÉ™ne. The methods of how to realize such a composition are the main issues discussed in this article. With this regard, various convincing examples and analytical explanations are provided appropriately. It also deals with the significance and role of Amharic proverbs in the study of Biblical exegesis and in day to day communications of the Ethiopian people. Their impact on personal discourses and social interactions is like one of the key issues of the article. The concluding part consists of a summary and recommendation.
Key words: Proverb, Amharic, biblical exegesis, QÇne.
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