The KJV New Testament Greek Lexicon

Strong's Number: 3942 Browse Lexicon
Original WordWord Origin
paroimivafrom a compound of (3844) and perhaps a derivative of (3633)
Transliterated WordTDNT Entry
Phonetic SpellingParts of Speech
par-oy-mee'-ah Noun Feminine
  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
King James Word Usage - Total: 5
proverb 4, parable 1
KJV Verse Count
2 Peter1

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 KJV New Testament Greek Lexicon". .