Aesop

[ ee-suh p, ee-sop ]
/ ˈi səp, ˈi sɒp /
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noun

c620–c560 b.c., Greek writer of fables.

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Aesop

/ (ˈiːsɒp) /

noun

?620–564 bc, Greek author of fables in which animals are given human characters and used to satirize human failings
Derived FormsAesopian or Aesopic, adjective

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Word Origin and History for aesop

Aesop

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

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