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Aesop

[ee-suh p, ee-sop] /ˈi səp, ˈi sɒp/
noun
1.
c620–c560 b.c, Greek writer of fables.
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  • Even children are now taught, in despite of Aesop, that animals never spoke.

    Imaginary Conversations and Poems Walter Savage Landor
  • I wish to show you the statue of Kryloff, the Russian Aesop, as he is called.

    Fred Markham in Russia W. H. G. Kingston
  • This story is said by Hermippus to have been told by Pataikos, he who said that he had inherited the soul of Aesop.

  • Aesop proceeds, Thales seemed to imply that he should soon grow old.

  • My old friend Aesop, in particular, had failed so much that no one could be sorry he had retired; his voice gave way altogether.

    The World's Greatest Books, Vol IX. Edited by Arthur Mee and J.A. Hammerton
  • At Aquila in 1493 an Aesop was produced, copied from the Naples edition of 1485.

    Fine Books Alfred W. Pollard
  • These few facts are all that can be relied on with any degree of certainty, in reference to the birth, life, and death of Aesop.

  • The company applauded Aesop's wit, and good feeling was restored.

    De La Salle Fifth Reader Brothers of the Christian Schools
  • Phaedrus followed Aesop, but, as he affirms, not slavishly; i. prol.

British Dictionary definitions for Aesop

Aesop

/ˈiːsɒp/
noun
1.
?620–564 bc, Greek author of fables in which animals are given human characters and used to satirize human failings
Derived Forms
Aesopian, Aesopic, adjective
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Word Origin and History for Aesop

Greek Aisopos, semi-legendary 6c. B.C.E. fablist.

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