(Job 30:9), a word or speech, and hence object of talk; Hebrew
(Psalms 44:14), a proverb or parable. When it denotes a sharp word of derision, as in De 28:37,1Kings Deuteronomy 7:20, the Hebrew
Is used. In Jeremiah 24:9 it is rendered "taunt."
These dictionary topics are from M.G. Easton M.A., D.D., Illustrated Bible Dictionary, Third Edition, published by Thomas Nelson, 1897. Public Domain, copy freely.
Easton, Matthew George. "Entry for 'By-word'". "Easton's Bible Dictionary".