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Paroimia

The NAS New Testament Greek Lexicon

Strong's Number: 3942 Browse Lexicon
Original WordWord Origin
paroimiafrom a compound of (3844) and perhaps a derivative of (3633)
Transliterated WordTDNT Entry
Paroimia5:854,790
Phonetic SpellingParts of Speech
par-oy-mee'-ah Noun Feminine
Definition
  1. a saying out of the usual course or deviating from the usual manner of speaking
    1. a current or trite saying, a proverb
  2. any dark saying which shadows forth some didactic truth
    1. esp. a symbolic or figurative saying
    2. speech or discourse in which a thing is illustrated by the use of similes and comparisons
    3. an allegory
      1. extended and elaborate metaphor
NAS Word Usage - Total: 5
figurative language 2, figure of speech 2, proverb 1
NAS Verse Count
John3
2 Peter1


Total4
Greek lexicon based on Thayer's and Smith's Bible Dictionary plus others; this is keyed to the large Kittel and the "Theological Dictionary of the New Testament." These files are public domain.

Bibliography Information

Thayer and Smith. "Greek Lexicon entry for Paroimia". "The NAS New Testament Greek Lexicon". . 1999.