allegory

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle English allegorie, from Old French allegorie, from Latin allegoria, from Ancient Greek ἀλληγορία (allēgoría), from ἄλλος (állos, other) + ἀγορεύω (agoreúō, I speak)

Pronunciation[edit]

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Noun[edit]

allegory (plural allegories)

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  1. The representation of abstract principles by characters or figures.
  2. A picture, book, or other form of communication using such representation.
  3. A symbolic representation which can be interpreted to reveal a hidden meaning, usually a moral or political one.

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