parabole <3850>

parabolh parabole

Pronunciation:par-ab-ol-ay'
Origin:from 3846
Reference:TDNT - 5:744,773
PrtSpch:n f
In Greek:parabolaiv 12, parabolav 4, parabolh 5, parabolhn 26, parabolhv 3
In NET:parable 22, parables 15, a parable 10, a sense 1, a symbol 1, proverb 1
In AV:parable 46, figure 2, comparison 1, proverb 1
Count:50
Definition:1) a placing of one thing by the side of another, juxtaposition,
as of ships in battle
2) metaph.
2a) a comparing, comparison of one thing with another, likeness,
similitude
2b) an example by which a doctrine or precept is illustrated
2c) a narrative, fictitious but agreeable to the laws and usages of
human life, by which either the duties of men or the things of
God, particularly the nature and history of God's kingdom are
figuratively portrayed
2d) a parable: an earthly story with a heavenly meaning
3) a pithy and instructive saying, involving some likeness or
comparison and having preceptive or admonitory force
3a) an aphorism, a maxim
4) a proverb
5) an act by which one exposes himself or his possessions to danger,
a venture, a risk
from 3846; a similitude ("parable"), i.e. (symbolic) fictitious
narrative (of common life conveying a moral), apothegm or
adage:-comparison, figure, parable, proverb.
see GREEK for 3846

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