parable


From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Parable \Par"a*ble\, v. t.
   To represent by parable. [R.]
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         Which by the ancient sages was thus parabled. --Milton.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Parable \Par"a*ble\, a. [L. parabilis, fr. parare to provide.]
   Procurable. [Obs.] --Sir T. Browne.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Parable \Par"a*ble\, n. [F. parabole, L. parabola, fr. Gr. ? a
   placing beside or together, a comparing, comparison, a
   parable, fr. ? to throw beside, compare; para` beside + ? to
   throw; cf. Skr. gal to drop. Cf. Emblem, Gland,
   Palaver, Parabola, Parley, Parabole, Symbol.]
   A comparison; a similitude; specifically, a short fictitious
   narrative of something which might really occur in life or
   nature, by means of which a moral is drawn; as, the parables
   of Christ. --Chaucer.
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         Declare unto us the parable of the tares. --Matt. xiii.
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   Syn: See Allegory, and Note under Apologue.
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