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 Dictionary entry overview: What does Proverbs mean? 

  The noun PROVERBS has 1 sense:

1. an Old Testament book consisting of proverbs from various Israeli sages (including Solomon)

  Familiarity information: PROVERBS used as a noun is very rare.

 Dictionary entry details 


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An Old Testament book consisting of proverbs from various Israeli sages (including Solomon)

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents


Book of Proverbs; Proverbs

Instance hypernyms:

book (a major division of a long written composition)

Holonyms ("Proverbs" is a part of...):

Old Testament (the collection of books comprising the sacred scripture of the Hebrews and recording their history as the chosen people; the first half of the Christian Bible)

Hagiographa; Ketubim; Writings (the third of three divisions of the Hebrew Scriptures)

sapiential book; wisdom book; wisdom literature (any of the biblical books (Proverbs, Ecclesiastes, Song of Songs, Wisdom of Solomon, Ecclesiasticus) that are considered to contain wisdom)

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