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The Definition of - fabler (noun)

    noun
    1.
    a short tale to teach a moral lesson, often with animals or inanimate objects as characters; apologue:
    the fable of the tortoise and the hare; Aesop's fables.
    2.
    a story not founded on fact:
    This biography is largely a self-laudatory fable.
    3.
    a story about supernatural or extraordinary persons or incidents; legend:
    the fables of gods and heroes.
    4.
    legends or myths collectively:
    the heroes of Greek fable.
    5.
    an untruth; falsehood:
    This boast of a cure is a medical fable.
    6.
    the plot of an epic, a dramatic poem, or a play.
    7.
    idle talk:
    old wives' fables.
    verb (used without object), fabled, fabling.
    8.
    to tell or write fables.
    9.
    to speak falsely; lie:
    to fable about one's past.
    verb (used with object), fabled, fabling.
    10.
    to describe as if actually so; talk about as if true:
    She is fabled to be the natural daughter of a king.

Word Example of - fabler

    Word Example of - fabler

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Word Origin & History of - fabler

    Word Origin & History

    fable c.1300, from O.Fr. fable, from L. fabula "story, play, fable," lit. "that which is told," from fari "speak, tell," from PIE base *bha- "speak" (see fame). Sense of "animal story" comes from Aesop. In modern folklore terms, defined as "a short, comic tale making a moral point about human nature, usually through animal characters behaving in human ways." Most trace to Greece or India.

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