Definition of Aesop

1. Noun. Greek author of fables (circa 620-560 BC).

Generic synonyms: Fabulist



Definition of Aesop

1. Proper noun. An ancient Greek author, famous for the fables ascribed to him. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Aesop

Aerobacter
Aerobacter aerogenes
Aerococcus
Aeroflot
Aeromonas hydrophilia lipase-acyltransferase
Aertel
Aertex
Aeschylean
Aeschylus
Aeschynanthus radicans
Aesculapian
Aesculapius
Aesculus
Aesculus hippocastanum
Aesir
Aesop
Aesop's fables
Aesopian
Aesops
Aethionema
Aethusa
Aethusa cynapium
Aetobatus
Aetobatus narinari
Aetolia
AfPak
Afade
Afars and Issas
Afbachir

Literary usage of Aesop

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Prefaces and Prologues to Famous Books: With Introduction and Notes by William Caxton, Sir Walter Raleigh, Jean Calvin, Nicolaus Copernicus, John Knox, Edmund Spenser, Francis Bacon, John Heminge, Henry Condell, John Dryden, Henry Fielding, Samuel Johnson, Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, William Wordsworth, Victor Hugo, Walt (1910)
"... aesop. (1483) EPILOGUE Now then I will finish all these fables with this tale that followeth, which a worshipful priest and a parson told ..."

2. Greek Coins and Their Parent Cities by John Ward, George Francis Hill (1902)
"(His works preserved by the Latin translation of Phaedrus.) aesop lived about 570 Bc (Villa ... aesop ..."

3. Public School Methods (1921)
"aesop had previously asked if he might carry the lightest package and had ... When noon came aesop was very tired. His package had been quite a tax on his ..."

4. A Dictionary of Greek and Roman Biography and Mythology by William Smith (1880)
"This life represents aesop as a perfect monster of ugliness and deformity ; a notion ... The notices however which we possess of aesop are so scattered and ..."

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