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Proverbs

[ prov-erbz ]
/ ˈprɒv ərbz /
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noun (used with a singular verb)
a book of the Bible, containing the sayings of sages. Abbreviation: Prov.
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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)”
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British Dictionary definitions for Proverbs

Proverbs
/ (ˈprɒvɜːbz) /

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