Fable

Noun

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

Verb

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

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