- fabian tactics,
- fabian, saint,
- fabius maximus,
- fabre, jean henri
Origin of fabled
verb (used without object), fa·bled, fa·bling.
verb (used with object), fa·bled, fa·bling.
Origin of fable
Examples from the Web for fabled
By the numbers, in fact, the 2000s were the least bad decade for American family stability since the fabled 1950s.
Watch the newsreel below and observe a fabled minute in the life and times of Marty Reisman, who died on Friday at age 81.Marty Reisman: The Magical Hustler Who Saved a Classic Game|Harold Evans|December 10, 2012|DAILY BEAST
From the Wall Street Journal, a tale that makes Mitt Romney's fabled haircut seem tame by comparison.Man Named Mullet Convicted of Hate Crime in Ohio's Amish Country|Justin Green|September 21, 2012|DAILY BEAST
With a fabled witch on her trail, student filmmaker Heather Donahue decides to film herself.Growgirl: Heather Donahue’s Journey From ‘Blair Witch’ to Growing Marijuana|Marlow Stern|January 6, 2012|DAILY BEAST
By focusing on the contact sheet this book provides insight into the creative and editing process of these fabled artists.
Briareus, with all his fabled faculties, never had such numerous and supple fingers as this creature of human invention.A Walk from London to John O'Groat's|Elihu Burritt
The body, like the fabled veil of the goddess, "conceals but to reveal."How to Read Human Nature|William Walker Atkinson
The fabled ravishment of Leda by Jupiter in the form of a swan is capable of a like interpretation.Traditions, Superstitions and Folk-lore|Charles Hardwick
He is vulnerable, though it be only like the fabled Achilles in his heel.Thoughts on Man|William Godwin
Here he sees the fabled monsters of the lower regions, and the shades of many departed heroes.A History of Roman Literature|Harold North Fowler
Word Origin for fable
c.1600, "unreal, invented," past participle adjective from fable (v.) "to tell tales" (late 14c.), from Old French fabler, from Latin fabulari, from fabula (see fable). Meaning "celebrated in fable" is from 1706.
c.1300, "falsehood, lie, pretense," from Old French fable (12c.) "story, fable, tale; fiction, lie, falsehood," from Latin fabula "story, play, fable, narrative, account, tale," literally "that which is told," related to fari "speak, tell," from PIE root *bha- (2) "speak" (see fame (n.)). Sense of "animal story" (early 14c.) comes from Aesop. In modern folklore terms, defined as "a short, comic tale making a moral point about human nature, usually through animal characters behaving in human ways." Most trace to Greece or India.