Origin of fabulate; from Classical Latin fabulari, to speak (in fables) ; from fabula, fable
intransitive verbfab·u·lat·ed, fab·u·lat·ing, fab·u·lates
Origin of fabulateLatin fabular&imacron;, fabulat-, to talk, from fabula, tale, talk; see fable.
(third-person singular simple present fabulates, present participle fabulating, simple past and past participle fabulated)
From Latin fÄbulÄtus, perfect passive participle of fÄbulor (“tell stories, chat"), from fÄbula (“fable").
- A folk story that is not entirely believable.
- (specifically) A folk story that is told for entertainment, and not intended to be taken as true.