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 (ăp′ə-lôg′, -lŏg′)
A moral fable, especially one having animals or inanimate objects as characters.

[French, from Latin apologus, from Greek apologos : apo-, apo- + logos, speech; see leg- in Indo-European roots.]


(Literary & Literary Critical Terms) an allegory or moral fable
[C17: from Latin, from Greek apologos]


(ˈæp əˌlɔg, -ˌlɒg)

an allegorical fable typically containing a moral.
[1545–55; (< Middle French) < Latin apologus < Greek apólogos fable. See apo-, -logue]
ap′o•log`al, adj.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.apologue - a short moral story (often with animal characters)apologue - 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


[ˈæpəlɒg] Napólogo m
References in classic literature ?
And in my opinion this sort of writing and composition is of the same species as the fables they call the Milesian, nonsensical tales that aim solely at giving amusement and not instruction, exactly the opposite of the apologue fables which amuse and instruct at the same time.
Still I must bear my hard lot as well as I can--at least, I shall be amongst GENTLEFOLKS, and not with vulgar city people": and she fell to thinking of her Russell Square friends with that very same philosophical bitterness with which, in a certain apologue, the fox is represented as speaking of the grapes.
Not less true to all time are the details of that stately apologue. Apollo kept the flocks of Admetus, said the poets.
He has authored three books, Heeding the Constitution, Constitutional Apologues and Judging with Passion.
In addition to a number of landmark judgements, Justice Khosa is also the author of a number of books like 'Heeding the Constitution,' in 1995, 'Constitutional Apologues' in 1997 and 'Judging with Passion' in 2008.
Justice Khosa has authored multiple books during his career, including 'Heeding the Constitution',' Constitutional Apologues', and 'Judging with Passion and Breaking New Ground'.
Justice Khosa has authored multiple books during his career, including 'Heeding the Constitution', 'Constitutional Apologues', and 'Judging with Passion and Breaking New Ground'.
His first book was 'Heeding the Constitution' published in 1995, while second was Constitutional Apologues'.
Alors dans l'attente de jours meilleurs, l'usage d'apologues donnera au moins a sourire!
These introductory apologues are particularly intriguing given that common topics around the subject of grammar are discussed.
Cinq cents contes et apologues extraits du Tripitaka chinois et traduits en francais.