An example of hyperbole is saying you are so hungry you could eat a horse.
Origin of hyperboleClassical Latin from Gr: see hyperbola
Origin of hyperboleLatin hyperbolē from Greek huperbolē excess from huperballein to exceed huper beyond ; see hyper- . ballein to throw ; see gwelə- in Indo-European roots.
From Latin hyperbolē, from Ancient Greek ὑπερβολή (huperbolē, “excess, exaggeration”), from ὑπέρ (huper, “above”) + βάλλω (ballō, “I throw”).