[ prov-erbz ]
/ ˈprɒv ərbz /

noun (used with a singular verb)

a book of the Bible, containing the sayings of sages. Abbreviation: Prov.

Origin of Proverbs

First recorded in 1350–1400; Middle English, from Old French proverbes, from Late Latin Prōverbia (Salomōnis, Solomōnis), translation of Hebrew mishlē (Shĕlōmōh) “Proverbs (of Solomon)” Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

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British Dictionary definitions for Proverbs

/ (ˈprɒvɜːbz) /


(functioning as singular) a book of the Old Testament consisting of the proverbs of various Israelite sages including Solomon
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