Parts of Speech

n f

Root Word (Etymology)

from a compound of 3844 and perhaps a derivative of 3633

Dictionary Aids

TWOT Reference: TDNT 5:854

KJV Translation Count — 5x

The KJV translates Strongs H1 in the following manner: proverb (4), parable (1)

Outline of Biblical Usage

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

Strong's Definitions

par-oy-mee'-ah; from a compound of (3844) (παρά) and perhaps a derivative of (3633) (οἴομαι); apparently a state alongside of supposition, i.e. (concrete) an adage; specially an enigmatical or fictitious illustration: — parable, proverb.

Concordance Results Using KJV

This G3942 spake Jesus unto them: but they understood not what things they were which he spake unto them.


These things have I spoken unto you in G3942s: but the time cometh, when I shall no more speak unto you in G3942s, but I shall shew you plainly of the Father.


His disciples said unto him, Lo, now speakest thou plainly, and speakest no G3942.


But it is happened unto them according to the true G3942, The dog is turned to his own vomit again; and the sow that was washed to her wallowing in the mire.


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