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A moral fable, especially one with animals as characters.
parable, analogy, metaphor, symbol, emblemView synonyms
- ‘The most ancient poets graced their productions with apologues.’
- ‘An Arthurian element surfaces in later genres of literature such as stories or apologues in bardic verse, ballads and oral tales, and even genealogies.’
- ‘Sandrart's story of Caravaggio's death is easily interpreted as an apologue rather than as biography because there is so little ground to confuse moral and factual truths.’
Mid 16th century: from French, via Latin from Greek apologos ‘story’.
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