Proverbs

noun, plural in form but singular in construction
Prov·​erbs | \ ˈprä-ˌvərbz How to pronounce Proverbs (audio) \

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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“Proverbs.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Proverbs. Accessed 12 Jun. 2021.

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