Origin of fabulatefrom 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 fābulārī fābulāt- to talk from fābula 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.