Definitions for fableˈfeɪ bəl
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fabrication, fiction, fable(noun)
a deliberately false or improbable account
fable, parable, allegory, apologue(noun)
a short moral story (often with animal characters)
a story about mythical or supernatural beings or events
A fictitious narration intended to enforce some useful truth or precept, usually with animals, birds etc as characters; an apologue. Prototypically, Aesop's Fables.
Any story told to excite wonder; common talk; the theme of talk.
Fiction; untruth; falsehood.
To compose fables; hence, to write or speak fiction ; to write or utter what is not true.
To feign; to invent; to devise, and speak of, as true or real; to tell of falsely.
a Feigned story or tale, intended to instruct or amuse; a fictitious narration intended to enforce some useful truth or precept; an apologue. See the Note under Apologue
the plot, story, or connected series of events, forming the subject of an epic or dramatic poem
any story told to excite wonder; common talk; the theme of talk
fiction; untruth; falsehood
to compose fables; hence, to write or speak fiction ; to write or utter what is not true
to feign; to invent; to devise, and speak of, as true or real; to tell of falsely
Origin: [F., fr. L. fabula, fr. fari to speak, say. See Ban, and cf. Fabulous, Fame.]
Fable is a literary genre. A fable is a succinct fictional story, in prose or verse, that features animals, mythical creatures, plants, inanimate objects or forces of nature which are anthropomorphized, and that illustrates or leads to an interpretation of a moral lesson, which may at the end be added explicitly in a pithy maxim. A fable differs from a parable in that the latter excludes animals, plants, inanimate objects, and forces of nature as actors that assume speech and other powers of humankind. Usage has not always been so clearly distinguished. In the King James Version of the New Testament, "μῦθος" was rendered by the translators as "fable" in First and Second Timothy, in Titus and in First Peter. A person who writes fables is a fabulist.
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- təmsil, əfsanəAzerbaijani
- съчинявам басни, изми́слица, измислям, ба́сня, при́тчаBulgarian
- fable, fabulere, fabelDanish
- fabulieren, FabelGerman
- taru, puhua, satu, tarina, juttu, sepittää, valeFinnish
- conte, fableFrench
- költ, kohol, mese, mesélHungarian
- 寓言, 寓話Japanese
- pakikīrehe, kōrero taraMāori
- ба́сна, фабулира, измислуваMacedonian
- fabelNorwegian Nynorsk
- ба́сня, ска́зка, небыли́ца, ба́йка, при́тча, вы́думкаRussian
- басна, basna, skazna, bȃjka, сказна, бајкаSerbo-Croatian
- bájka, rozprávkaSlovak
- fabul, përrallëAlbanian
- saga, berättelseSwedish
- матал, афсона, масалTajik
- öykünce, fablTurkish
- ба́йка, ка́зкаUkrainian
- ngụ ngônVietnamese
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