apologue

[ ap-uh-lawg, -log ]
/ ˈæp əˌlɔg, -ˌlɒg /

noun

a didactic narrative; a moral fable.
an allegory.

Origin of apologue

1545–55; (< Middle French) < Latin apologus < Greek apólogos fable. See apo-, -logue

Related forms

ap·o·log·al, adjective
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apologue

/ (ˈæpəˌlɒɡ) /

noun

an allegory or moral fable

Word Origin for apologue

C17: from Latin, from Greek apologos
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