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Topic: LITERATURE

Date: 1200-1300
Language: Old French
Origin: Latin fabula 'conversation, story'

fable

noun
     
fa‧ble
1 [countable] a traditional short story that teaches a moral lesson, especially a story about animals:
the fable of the fox and the crow
2 [uncountable] fables or other traditional stories:
monsters of fable
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