παροιμία

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Forms of the word
Dictionary: 
παροιμία, ας, ἡ
Greek transliteration: 
paroimia
Simplified transliteration: 
paroimia
Numbers
Strong's number: 
3942
GK Number: 
4231
Statistics
Frequency in New Testament: 
5
Morphology of Biblical Greek Tag: 
n-1a
Gloss: 
figure of speech, proverb, maxim
Definition: 
a by-word, proverb, adage, 2 Pet. 2:22; in NT an obscure saying, enigma, Jn. 16:25, 29; a parable, similitude, figurative discourse, Jn. 10:6*

Greek-English Concordance for

John 10:6 Jesus told them this figurative (paroimian | παροιμίαν | acc sg fem) story, but they did not understand what he was saying to them.
John 16:25 “I have told you these things using veiled (paroimiais | παροιμίαις | dat pl fem) language. The hour is coming when I will no longer speak to you in veiled (paroimiais | παροιμίαις | dat pl fem) language but will tell you plainly about the Father.
John 16:29 His disciples said, “Ah, now you are speaking plainly and not using veiled (paroimian | παροιμίαν | acc sg fem) language!
2 Peter 2:22 What has happened to them illustrates the true proverb: (paroimias | παροιμίας | gen sg fem) “A dog returns to its own vomit, and a sow, after washing herself, returns to wallow in the mire.”