3942. paroimia
Strong's Concordance
paroimia: a byword, a parable, an allegory
Original Word: παροιμία, ας, ἡ
Part of Speech: Noun, Feminine
Transliteration: paroimia
Phonetic Spelling: (par-oy-mee'-ah)
Definition: a byword, a parable, an allegory
Usage: a cryptic saying, an allegory; a proverb, figurative discourse.
NAS Exhaustive Concordance
Word Origin
from paroimos (by the way)
a byword, a parable, an allegory
NASB Translation
figurative language (2), figure of speech (2), proverb (1).

Thayer's Greek Lexicon
STRONGS NT 3942: παροιμία

παροιμία, παροιμίας, (παρά by, aside from (cf. παρά, IV. 2), and οἶμος way), properly, a saying out of the usual course or deviating from the usual manner of speaking (cf. Suidas 654, 15; but Hesychius under the word, et al., 'a saying heard by the wayside' (παρά, IV. 1), i. e. a current or trite saying, proverb; cf. Curtius, § 611; Stephanus' Thesaurus, under the word), hence,

1. a clever and sententious saying, a proverb (Aeschylus Ag. 264; Sophocles, Plato, Aristotle, Plutarch, others; examples from Philo are given by Hilgenfeld, Die Evangelien, p. 292f (as de ebriet. § 20; de Abr. § 40; de vit. Moys. i. § 28; ii. § 5; de exsecrat. § 6); for מָשָׁל in Proverbs 1:1; Proverbs 25:1 the Alex. manuscript; Sir. 6:35, etc.): τό τῆς παροιμίας, what is in the proverb (Lucian, dial. mort. 6, 2; 8, 1), 2 Peter 2:22.

2. any dark saying which shadows forth some didactic truth, especially a symbolic or figurative saying: παροιμίαν λέγειν, John 16:29; ἐν παροιμίαις λαλεῖν, ibid. 25; "speech or discourse in which a thing is illustrated by the use of similes and comparisons; an allegory, i. e. extended and elaborate metaphor": John 10:6.

Strong's Exhaustive Concordance
parable, proverb.

From a compound of para and perhaps a derivative of oiomai; apparently a state alongside of supposition, i.e. (concretely) an adage; specially, an enigmatical or fictitious illustration -- parable, proverb.

see GREEK para

see GREEK oiomai

Forms and Transliterations
παροιμίαι παροιμιαις παροιμίαις παροιμιαν παροιμίαν παροιμιας παροιμίας παροινήσουσιν paroimiais paroimíais paroimian paroimían paroimias paroimías
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Englishman's Concordance
John 10:6 N-AFS
GRK: Ταύτην τὴν παροιμίαν εἶπεν αὐτοῖς
NAS: This figure of speech Jesus spoke
KJV: This parable spake Jesus
INT: This the allegory spoke to them

John 16:25 N-DFP
GRK: Ταῦτα ἐν παροιμίαις λελάληκα ὑμῖν
NAS: I have spoken to you in figurative language;
KJV: unto you in proverbs: but the time
INT: These things in allegories I have spoken to you

John 16:25 N-DFP
GRK: οὐκέτι ἐν παροιμίαις λαλήσω ὑμῖν
NAS: to you in figurative language; an hour
KJV: unto you in proverbs, but I shall shew
INT: no more in alegories I will speak to you

John 16:29 N-AFS
GRK: λαλεῖς καὶ παροιμίαν οὐδεμίαν λέγεις
NAS: and are not using a figure of speech.
KJV: speakest no proverb.
INT: you speak and allegory not speak

2 Peter 2:22 N-GFS
GRK: τῆς ἀληθοῦς παροιμίας Κύων ἐπιστρέψας
NAS: to them according to the TRUE proverb, A DOG
KJV: the true proverb, The dog
INT: of the true proverb [The] dog having returned

Strong's Greek 3942
5 Occurrences

παροιμίαις — 2 Occ.
παροιμίαν — 2 Occ.
παροιμίας — 1 Occ.

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