Etymology (appears as tashbihi in Swahili):
I do not know what simile means. I am not a native English speaker.
It's OK. A lot of native English speakers probably don't know it either.
I know this is off topic, but what is the best online and printed dictonary respectivly for swahili-english, english-swahili?
Some examples of similes would be; as steady as a rock, as cunning as a fox or as fit as a fiddle.
It should to mean - comparing. I found it in swahili - english dictionary translating " tashibiha " ( tashibihi )
This is N/N noun class, so both 'similes' (typo according to DL) and 'similia' (wrong according to DL) should be accepted. Reported June '20