- n. 寓言；无稽之谈
- vi. 编寓言；虚构
- vt. 煞有介事地讲述；虚构
- n. (Fable)人名；(法)法布勒；(英)费布尔
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来自PIE*bha, 说，词源同phone, fame. 指说的故事，寓言等。
- fable:  The Indo-European base *bha- ‘speak’ has produced a wide range of English words, including (via Germanic) ban and (via Latin fārī ‘speak’) affable, confess, fairy, fame, fate, ineffable, infant, nefarious, and profess. Fable is a member of this latter group; it comes via Old French fable from Latin fābula ‘narrative, story’ (source also of English fabulous ), which was a derivative of fārī. Fib  is probably short for an earlier fible-fable ‘nonsense’, a fanciful reduplication of fable.
=> affable, ban, confess, fabulous, fairy, fame, fate, fib, ineffable, infant, nefarious, profess, prophet
- fable (n.)
- c. 1300, "falsehood, fictitious narrative; a lie, pretense," from Old French fable "story, fable, tale; drama, play, fiction; lie, falsehood" (12c.), from Latin fabula "story, story with a lesson, tale, narrative, account; the common talk, news," literally "that which is told," from fari "speak, tell," from PIE root *bha- (2) "speak" (see fame (n.)). Restricted sense of "animal story" (early 14c.) comes from Aesop. In modern folklore terms, defined as "a short, comic tale making a moral point about human nature, usually through animal characters behaving in human ways" ["Oxford Dictionary of English Folklore"].
- 1. The old fable continues to echo down the centuries.
- 2. Is reincarnation fact or fable?
- 3. a land rich in fable
- 4. The course is about fable and legend in modern literature.
- 5. This fable was written after the manner of Aesop.
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