Derives from the noun proverb, which means a popular saying, usually of ancient and unknown origin, that expresses a commonplace truth. In the Bible, a proverb is a profound saying. The word proverbial thus means widely referred to, as if the subject of a proverb; commonly referred to, subject to common mention.
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