Aesopian definition

  • adjective:
    • associated with or attribute of this animal fables of Aesop.
    • Using or having ambiguous or allegorical meanings, especially to elude political censorship: "They could express their views only in a diluted form, resorting to Aesopian hints and allusions” ( Isaac Deutscher).
    • Pertaining to or regarding the Greek fabulist Aesop
    • Characteristic of Aesop's pet fables
    • using or having an ambiguous or allegorical meaning, especially a political meaning
    • Of or regarding Æsop, or perhaps in their manner.
  • others:
    • Pertaining to Æsop, an ancient Greek composer of fables, of whom small or there's nothing certainly understood; composed by him or perhaps in his way: because, a fable into the Æsopian style. In addition spelled Esopian.

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