[ee-suh p, ee-sop] Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

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  1. ?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


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

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