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I’m looking to see if there’s a specific word in Latin for “Proverbs,” as in the Book of Proverbs in the Bible.

Kind of in a hurry, so I appreciate any help you can give.



Proverbium (singular)
Proverbia (plural)

–WG, former Latin student who always won the annual Latin award… plus I checked my Latin dictionary

P.S. from Wikipedia:

The title of the book of Proverbs is “Míshlê Shlomoh” (“Proverbs of Solomon”). When translated into Greek and Latin, the title took on different forms. In the Greek Septuagint (LXX) the title became “paroimai paroimiae” (“Proverbs”). In the Latin vulgate the title was “proverbial”, from which the English title of Proverbs is derived.

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