Definitions

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  • n. similitude; comparison

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. Similitude; comparison.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In rhetoric, a comparison; specifically, a simile, especially a formal simile, as in poetry or poetic prose, taken from a present or imagined object or event: distinguished from a paradigm, or comparison with a real past event.

Etymologies

From Latin, from Ancient Greek παραβολή (parabolē, "juxraposition, comparison"). See parable. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Colossians 2: 17, the type is said to be skia ton mellonton "a shadow of things to come"; in Hebrews 9: 9, it is called parabole, a

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  • From Greek parabole “a comparison, parable,” literally “a throwing beside,” from para- “alongside” + bole “a throwing, casting, beam, ray,” related to ballein “to throw.”

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  • Degli ID da 10 secondi raccontano parabole su tale mondo.

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  • Observe that parabole does not occur in St. John's Gospel nor paroimia

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  • The word parable (Hebrew mashal; Syrian mathla, Greek parabole) signifies in general a comparison, or a parallel, by which one thing is used to illustrate another.

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 11: New Mexico-Philip

  • It dealt with tyranny and oppression and other blessed words dear to the heart of the revolutionary; it concerned millions of men and hundreds of millions of men and women in chains, under iron heels, and the like; and Mr. Bim grew more and more hazy, for he was not used to the parabole, the allegory, or the metaphor.

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  • (Gr. parabole), a placing beside; a comparison; equivalent to the Heb. mashal, a similitude.

    Easton's Bible Dictionary

  • TuyÕn tr¸nh By-pass §­êng trôc Arterial highway §­êng trôc c¸p Cable trace §­êng trôc c¸p d¹ng parabole Parapolic cable trace §­êng trôc c¸p gåm c¸c ®o¹n th¼ng Cable trace with segmental line §­êng trôc vßm Arch axis §­êng trôc, ®­êng tim Center line §­êng truyÒn t¶i träng Load path §­êng vßng Roundabout §Ëp ®Êu cäc Ship pile head

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  • ‘métier’ and ‘ministère’; from ‘parabola’, ‘parole’ and ‘parabole’; from ‘peregrinus’, ‘pélerin’ and ‘pérégrin’; from ‘factio’, ‘façon’ and ‘faction’, and it has now adopted ‘factio’ in a third shape, that is, in our English ‘fashion’; from ‘pietas’, ‘pitié’ and

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  • L infiniment oubliee (Les ditions du Vermillon) - Jean Mohsen Fahmy, Freres ennemis (VLB Editeur) - Daniel Poliquin, Rene Levesque (Les ditions du Boreal) - Daniel Soha, La Maison: une parabole (ditions du GREF)

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