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apologue

[ap-uh-lawg, -log] /ˈæp əˌlɔg, -ˌlɒg/
noun
1.
a didactic narrative; a moral fable.
2.
an allegory.
Origin
1545-1555
1545-55; (< Middle French) < Latin apologus < Greek apólogos fable. See apo-, -logue
Related forms
apologal, adjective
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apologue

/ˈæpəˌlɒɡ/
noun
1.
an allegory or moral fable
Word Origin
C17: from Latin, from Greek apologos
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Word Origin and History for apologal

apologue

n.

"moral fable," 1550s, from French apologue, from Latin apologus, from Greek apologos, from apo- "off, away from" (see apo-) + logos "speech" (see lecture (n.)). Literally, "(that which comes) from a speech."

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