Aesop’s fables



aesop’s fables
Aesop’s fables [(ee-suhps, ee-sops)]

A group of stories thought to have been written by Aesop, a Greek storyteller. The main characters in these stories are animals, and each story demonstrates a moral lesson. (See also “The Boy Who Cried Wolf,” “The Fox and the Grapes,” and “The Tortoise and the Hare.”)

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  • Aesopic

    of, relating to, or characteristic of Aesop or his fables: a story that points an Aesopian moral. 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.”. Historical Examples A fable is again introduced which is of a pronounced aesopic cast. […]

  • Aesopian

    of, relating to, or characteristic of Aesop or his fables: a story that points an Aesopian moral. 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.”. Historical Examples It is the Aesopian type that Aristotle has in view when he […]



  • Aesthesia

    . capacity for sensation or feeling; sensitivity. noun the normal ability to experience sensation, perception, or sensitivity noun a US spelling of aesthesia aesthesia aes·the·sia or es·the·sia (ěs-thē’zhə) n. The ability to feel or perceive. esthesia es·the·sia (ěs-thē’zhə) n. Variant of aesthesia.

  • Aesthesio-

    aesthesio- aesthesio- pref. Variant of esthesio-.



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