parable

  1. a short moral story (often with animal characters)
  2. (New Testament) any of the stories told by Jesus to convey his religious message

Parable

A parable is a succinct, didactic story, in prose or verse, which illustrates one or more instructive lessons or principles. It differs from a fable in that fables employ animals, plants, inanimate objects, or forces of nature as characters, whereas parables have human characters. A parable is a type of analogy. Some scholars of the canonical gosp...
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Parable

a short story told to illustrate a moral lesson or duty. Parables are often associated with the New Testament; however, many stories, including modern texts, may be classed as parables. see fable
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Parable

• (a.) Procurable. • (n.) A comparison; a similitude; specifically, a short fictitious narrative of something which might really occur in life or nature, by means of which a moral is drawn; as, the parables of Christ. • (v. t.) To represent by parable.
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Parable

Par'a·ble adjective [ Latin parabilis , from parare to provide.] Procurable. [ Obsolete] Sir T. Browne.
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Parable

Par'a·ble noun [ French parabole , Latin parabola , from Greek ... a placing beside or together, a comparing, comparison, a parable, from ... to throw beside, compare; para` beside + ... to throw; confer Sanskrit gal to drop. Confer Emblem , Gland , P...
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Parable

Par'a·ble transitive verb To represent by parable. [ R.] « Which by the ancient sages was thus parabled.» Milton.
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Parable

A brief and often simple narrative that illustrates a moral or religious lesson.
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parable

a short moral story
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parable

a short moral story
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parable

A simple story that centres around a general truth, an idea, a moral lesson. Characters within a parable are often allegorical figures.
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parable

Genre of allegorical narrative of real or fictitious events from which a moral is drawn
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parable

parable, the term translates the Hebrew word “mashal”—a term denoting a metaphor, or an enigmatic saying or an analogy. In the Greco-Roman rhetorical tradition, however, “parables” were illustrative narrative examples. Jewish teachers of the 1st cent. A.D. made use of c...
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Parable

short meaningful story that was one of Jesus' primary teaching devices.
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parable

Short, simple story, usually of an occurrence of a familiar kind, from which a moral or religious lesson may be drawn.
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Parable

Throwing beside or 'placing beside')
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parable

[n] - (New Testament) any of the stories told by Jesus to convey his religious message
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