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From Middle English, from Old French _fable_, from Latin _fabula_, from _fā(rī)_ (“to speak, say”) + _bula_ (“instrumental suffix”). See _Ban_, and compare _fabulous_, _fame_.

From Middle English, from Old French fable, from Latin fabula, from fā(rī) (to speak, say) + bula (instrumental suffix). See Ban, and compare fabulous, fame.

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* Rhymes: -eɪbəl

  • Rhymes: -eɪbəl

Dont le dans la catégorieENGLISH - NOUN
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FABLE (_plural_ FABLES) * A fictitious narrative 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. * 1 Timothy 4:7, Old wives' FABLES. * Alfred Tennyson, We grew / The FABLE of the city where we dwelt. * Fiction; untruth; falsehood. * Joseph Addison, It would look like a FABLE to report that this gentleman gives away a great fortune by secret methods. * The plot, story, or connected series of events forming the subject of an epic or dramatic poem. * Dryden The moral is the first business of the poet; this being formed, he contrives such a design or FABLE as may be most suitable to the moral. SYNONYMS * (fiction to enforce a useful precept): morality play * (story to excite wonder): legend * (falsehood): TRANSLATIONS

fable (plural fables)

  1. A fictitious narrative intended to enforce some useful truth or precept, usually with animals, birds etc as characters; an apologue. Prototypically, Aesop's Fables.
  2. Any story told to excite wonder; common talk; the theme of talk.
  3. Fiction; untruth; falsehood.
  4. The plot, story, or connected series of events forming the subject of an epic or dramatic poem.

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FABLE (_third-person singular simple present_ FABLES, _present participle_ FABLING, _simple past and past participle_ FABLED) * (intransitive, archaic) To compose fables; hence, to write or speak fiction ; to write or utter what is not true. * Shakespeare, _1 Henry VI_, IV-ii: He FABLES not. * Matthew Prior: Vain now the tales which FABLING poets tell. * Matthew Arnold: He FABLES, yet speaks truth. * (transitive, archaic) To feign; to invent; to devise, and speak of, as true or real; to tell of falsely. * John Milton: The hell thou FABLEST. TRANSLATIONS

fable (third-person singular simple present fables, present participle fabling, simple past and past participle fabled)

  1. (intransitive, archaic) To compose fables; hence, to write or speak fiction ; to write or utter what is not true.
  2. (transitive, archaic) To feign; to invent; to devise, and speak of, as true or real; to tell of falsely.

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Dont le dans la catégorieENGLISH - REFERENCES
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* fable in _Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary_, G. & C. Merriam, 1913

Dont le dans la catégorieFRENCH - ETYMOLOGY
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French - Etymology

Latin _fabula_

Latin fabula

Dont le dans la catégorieFRENCH - NOUN
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French - Noun

FABLE f (_plural_ FABLES) * fable, story SYNONYMS * conte * histoire

fable f (plural fables)

  1. fable, story

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* “fable” in _le Trésor de la langue française informatisé_ (_The Digitized Treasury of the French Language_).

Dont le dans la catégorieOLD FRENCH - ETYMOLOGY
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Old French - Etymology

Latin _fabula_

Latin fabula

Dont le dans la catégorieOLD FRENCH - NOUN
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Old French - Noun

FABLE f (_oblique plural_ FABLES, _nominative singular_ FABLE, _nominative plural_ FABLES) * fable, story SYNONYMS * conte * estoire

fable f (oblique plural fables, nominative singular fable, nominative plural fables)

  1. fable, story

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