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Strongs Number: H4912


Hebrew Word
מָשָׁל
Transliteration
mâshâl
Phonetic
maw-shawl'
Part of Speech
Noun Masculine
Strongs Definition

properly a pithy {maxim} usually of a metaphorical nature; hence a simile (as an {adage} {poem} discourse)

BDB Definition

1. proverb, parable

a. proverb, proverbial saying, aphorism

b. byword

c. similitude, parable

d. poem

e. sentences of ethical wisdom, ethical maxims

Origin
Apparently from H4910 in some original sense of superiority in mental action
Bible Usage
{byword} {like} {parable} proverb.