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proverb

prov·erb

proverb

 
pronunciation:
pra vrb
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a short saying in popular use that expresses a common truth or wisdom.
synonyms:
adage, aphorism, apothegm, byword, saw, saying
similar words:
dictum, epigram, gnome, maxim, motto
definition 2: in the Bible, a saying that is meaningful but must be interpreted.
similar words:
dictum, moral, precept, prescript, saying, teaching
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