Proverbs

noun, plural in form but singular in construction 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

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