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Date: 1300-1400
Language: Latin
Origin: allegoria, from Greek, from allegorein 'to speak allegorically', from allos 'other' + agorein 'to speak publicly'

allegory

noun
     
al‧le‧go‧ry plural allegories [uncountable and countable]
a story, painting etc in which the events and characters represent ideas or teach a moral lesson
allegorical adjective
allegorically adverb

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