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parable

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noun par·a·ble \ˈpa-rə-bəl\

Simple Definition of parable

  • : a short story that teaches a moral or spiritual lesson; especially : one of the stories told by Jesus Christ and recorded in the Bible

Full Definition of parable

  1. :  example; specifically :  a usually short fictitious story that illustrates a moral attitude or a religious principle

Examples of parable

  1. He told the children a parable about the importance of forgiveness.

  2. the parable of the Good Samaritan



Origin of parable

Middle English, from Anglo-French, from Late Latin parabola, from Greek parabolē comparison, from paraballein to compare, from para- + ballein to throw — more at devil


First Known Use: 14th century

Rhymes with parable


PARABLE Defined for Kids

parable

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noun par·a·ble \ˈper-ə-bəl\

Definition of parable

  1. :  a simple story that teaches a moral lesson





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