Apologue meaning

ăpə-lôg, -lŏg
A moral fable, especially one having animals or inanimate objects as characters.
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(now rare) A short allegorical story with a moral; fable.
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A short story with a moral, often involving talking animals or objects; a fable.
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(rhetoric) Use of fable to persuade the audience.
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Origin of apologue

  • French from Latin apologus from Greek apologos apo- apo- logos speech leg- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From French apologue, from Latin apologus.

    From Wiktionary