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Ae·sop

 (ē′səp, -sŏp′) Sixth century bc.
Greek fabulist traditionally considered the author of Aesop's Fables, including "The Tortoise and the Hare" and "The Fox and the Grapes."

Ae·so′pi·an (ē-sō′pē-ən), Ae·sop′ic (-sŏp′ĭk) adj.

Aesop

(ˈiːsɒp)
n
(Biography) ?620–564 bc, Greek author of fables in which animals are given human characters and used to satirize human failings
Aeˈsopian, Aeˈsopic adj

Ae•sop

(ˈi səp, ˈi sɒp)

n.
c620–c560 B.C., Greek writer of fables.
Ae•so•pi•an (iˈsoʊ pi ən, iˈsɒp i-) Ae•sop•ic (iˈsɒp ɪk) adj.
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Translations
Ezop

Aesop

[ˈiːsɒp] NEsopo
Aesop's FablesFábulas fpl de Esopo

Aesop

nÄsop m; Aesop’s fablesdie äsopischen Fabeln

Aesop

[ˈiːsɒp] nEsopo
References in classic literature ?
She found him standing among the stalwart heroes who had followed him from the banks of the Aesopus, so she went close up to him and said, "Brave son of Lycaon, will you do as I tell you?
When they had got as far the deep-meadowed and rush-grown banks of the Aesopus, the Achaeans sent Tydeus as their envoy, and he found the Cadmeans gathered in great numbers to a banquet in the house of Eteocles.
Vagabond, Aesopus certainly was; Homerus was a beggar; Mercurius was a thief--"