paroemia

noun pa·roe·mia \pəˈrēmēə\

Definition of paroemia

plural

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  1. :  a rhetorical proverb

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Origin and Etymology of paroemia

Late Latin, from Greek paroimia proverb, maxim, incidental remark, from para beside + oimos way, path, path or strain of song; probably akin to Latin vis strength, force


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