apologue

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

noun

a didactic narrative; a moral fable.
an allegory.

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Origin of apologue

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

OTHER WORDS FROM apologue

ap·o·log·al, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for apologue

apologue
/ (ˈæpəˌlɒɡ) /

noun

an allegory or moral fable

Word Origin for apologue

C17: from Latin, from Greek apologos
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