The parable of "The Tortoise and the Hare" teaches us the life lesson that you don't have to be the fastest to win the race.
An example of a parable is the story about the boy who cried wolf, which is used to teach kids not to lie.
Origin of parableMiddle English from Middle French parabole from Ecclesiastical Late Latin parabola, an allegorical relation, parable from L, comparison from Classical Greek parabol?, an analogy ( from paraballein, to throw beside: see para- and ball), in New Testament and LXX, parable: translated, translation of Classical Hebrew (language) mashal, comparison
Origin of parableMiddle 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.
(third-person singular simple present parables, present participle parabling, simple past and past participle parabled)
- To represent by parable.
- Which by the ancient sages was thus parabled. "” Milton.
(comparative more parable, superlative most parable)
From Latin parÄbilis, from parÄre (“to prepare, procure").