Fabliau meaning

făblē-ō
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A medieval verse tale characterized by comic, ribald treatment of themes drawn from life.
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In medieval literature, esp. French and English literature, a short story in verse telling comic incidents of ordinary life, usually with earthy realism.
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The genre of short, farcical often coarse tales written in the North of France in the 12th, 13th and 14th centuries.
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Origin of fabliau

  • French from Old North French from Old French fablel diminutive of fable fable fable

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

  • Old French fabliau, diminutive of fable

    From Wiktionary