Word of the day

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Aesopian (adj) – 1. Of, relating to, or characteristic of Aesop or his fables:
a story that points an Aesopian moral.
2. Conveying meaning by hint, euphemism, innuendo, or the like: In the candidate’s Aesopian language, “soft on Communism” was to be interpreted as “Communist sympathiser.”.

Source : Dictionary.com

Etymology : The English adjective Aesopian has multiple origins. The Latin adjective has the forms Aesōpīus and Aesōpēus, from Greek Aisṓpeios, derivative adjective of the proper name Aísōpos (Aesop). Aesop was a Greek slave who supposedly lived c620 b.c.–c560b.c. on the island of Samos and told animal fables that teach a lesson, e.g., “The Tortoise and the Hare.” Aesopian entered English in the late 17th century.


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