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par·a·ble

 (păr′ə-bəl)
n.
A simple story illustrating a moral or religious lesson.

[Middle English, from Old French, from Late Latin parabola, from Greek parabolē, from paraballein, to compare : para-, beside; see para-1 + ballein, to throw; see gwelə- in Indo-European roots.]

parable

(ˈpærəbəl)
n
1. a short story that uses familiar events to illustrate a religious or ethical point
2. (Bible) any of the stories of this kind told by Jesus Christ
[C14: from Old French parabole, from Latin parabola comparison, from Greek parabolē analogy, from paraballein to throw alongside, from para-1 + ballein to throw]
parabolist n

par•a•ble

(ˈpær ə bəl)

n.
1. a short allegorical story designed to illustrate or teach some truth, religious principle, or moral lesson.
2. a statement or comment that conveys a meaning indirectly by the use of comparison, analogy, or the like.
[1275–1325; Middle English parabil < Late Latin parabola comparison, parable, word < Greek parabolḗ comparison]

parable

A story told by Jesus to convey his religious message.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.parable - a short moral story (often with animal characters)parable - a short moral story (often with animal characters)
story - a piece of fiction that narrates a chain of related events; "he writes stories for the magazines"
Aesop's fables - a collection of fables believed to have been written by the Greek storyteller Aesop
2.parable - (New Testament) any of the stories told by Jesus to convey his religious message; "the parable of the prodigal son"
story - a piece of fiction that narrates a chain of related events; "he writes stories for the magazines"
New Testament - the collection of books of the Gospels, Acts of the Apostles, the Pauline and other epistles, and Revelation; composed soon after Christ's death; the second half of the Christian Bible

parable

noun lesson, story, fable, allegory, moral tale, exemplum the parable of the Good Samaritan
Related words
adjectives parabolic, parabolical
Translations
podobenství
parabel
példázat
dæmisaga
didaktinė alegorijaparabolė
alegorijalīdzība
parabola
podobenstvo
dinî öykükıssa

parable

[ˈpærəbl] Nparábola f

parable

[ˈpærəbəl] n (= moral story) → parabole f

parable

nParabel f, → Gleichnis nt

parable

[ˈpærəbl] nparabola (Rel)

parable

(ˈpӕrəbl) noun
a story (especially in the Bible) which is intended to teach a lesson. Jesus told parables.
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