byword, like, parable, proverb

Strong’s Dictionary of Hebrew Words:

Transliteration:
mashal
Phonic:
maw-shawl’
Meaning:
apparently from 4910 in some original sense of superiority in mental action; properly, a pithy maxim, usually of metaphorical nature; hence, a simile (as an adage, poem, discourse)
KJV Usage:
byword, like, parable, proverb