The definition of a parable is a simple story with a moral or a story told to teach a lesson.noun
An example of a parable is the story about the boy who cried wolf, which is used to teach kids not to lie.YourDictionary definition and usage example. Copyright © 2013 by LoveToKnow Corp.
Origin: ME < MFr parabole < LL(Ec) parabola, an allegorical relation, parable < L, comparison < Gr parabolē, an analogy (< paraballein, to throw beside: see para- & ball), in N.T. & LXX, parable: transl. of Heb mashal, comparison
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Origin: 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.