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Cyclopedia of Biblical, Theological and Ecclesiastical Literature
represents in the Auth. Vers. the following Hebrew words: מַלָּה, millah'(Job 30:9), a word or speech (as elsewhere rendered); מָשָׁל, mashal' (Psalms 44:14), a proverb or parable (as elsewhere); so the kindred מְשֹׁל, meshol' (Job 17:6); but properly: שְׁנַינָה, sheninah', sharp words in derision (Deuteronomy 28:37; 1 Kings 9:7; 2 Chronicles 7:20; "taunt," Jeremiah 24:9).
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McClintock, John. Strong, James. Entry for 'By-Word (2)'. Cyclopedia of Biblical, Theological and Ecclesiastical Literature. https://www.studylight.org/​encyclopedias/​eng/​tce/​b/by-word-2.html. Harper & Brothers. New York. 1870.