Aesopian

Aesopian

[ee-soh-pee-uhn, ee-sop-ee-]
adjective
1.
of, pertaining to, or characteristic of Aesop or his fables: a story that points an Aesopian moral.
2.
conveying meaning by hint, euphemism, innuendo, or the like: In the candidate's Aesopian language, “soft on Communism” was to be interpreted as “Communist sympathizer.”
Also, Aesopic [ee-sop-ik] .


Origin:
1870–75; < Late Latin Aesōpi(us) + -an

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Aesop (ˈiːsɒp)
 
n
?620--564 bc, Greek author of fables in which animals are given human characters and used to satirize human failings
 
Ae'sopian
 
adj
 
Ae'sopic
 
adj

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