Hebrew _millah_ Job 30:9 a word or speech, and hence object of talk;
Hebrew _mashal_ Ps 44:14 a proverb or parable. When it denotes a
sharp word of derision, as in De 28:37 1Ki 9:7 2Ch 7:20 the Hebrew
_sheninah_ is used. In Jer 24:9 it is rendered "taunt."