G3850 – parabole – παραβολή comparison, figure, parable, proverb

Strong’s ID:
G3850
Greek Word:
παραβολή
Transliteration:
parabole
Pronunciation:
par-ab-ol-ay’
Part of Speech:
noun feminine
Usage Count:
50
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Strong’s Greek Lexicon

from G3846; a similitude (“parable”), i.e. (symbol.) fictitious narrative (of common life conveying a moral), apoth gm or adage:—comparison, figure, parable, proverb.

Owing to changes in the enumeration while in progress, there were no words left for numbers 2717 and 3203–3302, which were therefore silently dropped out of the vocabulary and references as redundant.

Thayer’s Greek Definitions

1) a placing of one thing by the side of another, juxtaposition, as of ships in battle
2) metaphorically
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

Thayer’s Definitions are as edited by the Online Bible of Winterbourne, Ontario. They removed the etymology, cross-references, and Greek phrases and changed some of Thayer’s Unitarian doctrinal positions concerning the work and person of Christ.