parabole

n.

"comparison, metaphor," 1580s, from Greek parabole "comparison" (see parable).


Nearby words

  1. parablast,
  2. parable,
  3. parablepsia,
  4. parables,
  5. parabola,
  6. parabolic,
  7. parabolic aerial,
  8. parabolic antenna,
  9. parabolic mirror,
  10. parabolize

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