plural -s
: a rhetorical proverb

Word History


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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“Paroemia.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 4 Dec. 2023.

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