Prov·erbs | \ ˈprä-ˌvərbz \

Definition of Proverbs 

: a collection of moral sayings and counsels forming a book of canonical Jewish and Christian Scripture — see Bible Table

First Known Use of Proverbs

14th century, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of Proverbs was in the 14th century

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