noun, plural fab·li·aux [fab-lee-ohz; French fa-blee-oh]. /ˈfæb liˌoʊz; French fa bliˈoʊ/.
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In the Fabliau de Gautier dAupais there is mention of un vert mantel porprine (a mantle of green crimson).Chaucer for Children|Mrs. H. R. Haweis
And it is important to repeat that it connects itself in the general literary survey both with fabliau and with allegory.
This, which is not so much a branch as an independent fabliau, is attributed to Rutebœuf, v. infra.
In the opinion of the best scholars, the earliest surviving fabliau is that of Richeut, which dates from 1159.
It is a mistake to suppose, as is frequently done, that every legend of the middle ages is a fabliau.