Thursday, September 26, 2013

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allegory 


[al-uh-gawr-ee, -gohr-ee]

noun, plural al·le·go·ries.
1. A representation of an abstract or spiritual meaning through concrete or material forms; figurative treatment of one subject under the guise of another.
2. A symbolical narrative: the allegory of Piers Plowman.
3. Emblem ( def 3 ).

Origin:
1350–1400; Middle English allegorie < Latin allēgoria < Greek allēgoría, derivative of allēgoreîn to speak so as to imply something other. See allo-, agora; Greek agoreúein to speak, proclaim, orig. meant to act (e.g., speak) in the assembly

Synonyms
fable, parable. 


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