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  #3942 παροιμία paroimia {par-oy-mee'-ah}

 from a compound of G3844 and perhaps a derivative of G3633;
    TDNT - 5:854,790; n f

—Greek Word Study (Transliteration-Pronunciation Etymology & Grammar)

 1) a saying out of the usual course or deviating from the usual
    manner of speaking
    1a) a current or trite saying, a proverb
 2) any dark saying which shadows forth some didactic truth
    2a) esp. a symbolic or figurative saying
    2b) speech or discourse in which a thing is illustrated by the use
        of similes and comparisons
    2c) an allegory
        2c1) extended and elaborate metaphor

—Thayer's (New Testament Greek-English Lexicon)

From a compound of G3844 and perhaps a derivative of G3633; apparently a state alongside of supposition, that is, (concretely) an adage; specifically an enigmatical or fictitious illustration:—parable, proverb.

—Strong's (Greek Dictionary of the New Testament)

—NAS Exhaustive Concordance of the Bible with Hebrew-Aramaic and Greek Dictionaries

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 AV - proverb 4, parable 1; 5
John 10:6.
John 16:29. 2 Peter 2:22.
John 16:25, 25.

—Exhaustive Concordance (KJV Translation Frequency & Location)

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