By-word

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 Deut. 28:37, 1 Kings
9:7, 2 Chr. 7:20, the Hebrew "sheninah" is used. In Jer. 24:9 it
is rendered "taunt."