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Alternative forms




From fābula (narrative, conversation) +‎ -or, from for (speak, say).





fābulor (present infinitive fābulārī or fābulārier, perfect active fābulātus sum); first conjugation, deponent

  1. to chat, converse, talk
    Synonym: garriō
  2. to make up a story


   Conjugation of fābulor (first conjugation, deponent)
indicative singular plural
first second third first second third
active present fābulor fābulāris,
fābulātur fābulāmur fābulāminī fābulantur
imperfect fābulābar fābulābāris,
fābulābātur fābulābāmur fābulābāminī fābulābantur
future fābulābor fābulāberis,
fābulābitur fābulābimur fābulābiminī fābulābuntur
perfect fābulātus + present active indicative of sum
pluperfect fābulātus + imperfect active indicative of sum
future perfect fābulātus + future active indicative of sum
subjunctive singular plural
first second third first second third
active present fābuler fābulēris,
fābulētur fābulēmur fābulēminī fābulentur
imperfect fābulārer fābulārēris,
fābulārētur fābulārēmur fābulārēminī fābulārentur
perfect fābulātus + present active subjunctive of sum
pluperfect fābulātus + imperfect active subjunctive of sum
imperative singular plural
first second third first second third
active present fābulāre fābulāminī
future fābulātor fābulātor fābulantor
non-finite forms active passive
present perfect future present perfect future
infinitives fābulārī,
fābulātum esse fābulātūrum esse
participles fābulāns fābulātus fābulātūrus fābulandus
verbal nouns gerund supine
genitive dative accusative ablative accusative ablative
fābulandī fābulandō fābulandum fābulandō fābulātum fābulātū

1The present passive infinitive in -ier is a rare poetic form which is attested.

Derived terms




(See also fābellor.)

  • Dalmatian:
    • >? favlur
  • Italo-Romance:
  • North Italian:
  • Gallo-Romance:
  • Ibero-Romance:
    • Aragonese: fablar
    • Asturian: falar
    • Extremaduran: falal
    • Leonese: falare
    • Mirandese: falar
    • Old Galician-Portuguese: falar (see there for further descendants)
    • Old Spanish: fablar (see there for further descendants)
  • Borrowings:



Further reading

  • fabulor”, in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • fabulor”, in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • fabulor in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire illustré latin-français, Hachette.
  • Carl Meißner, Henry William Auden (1894) Latin Phrase-Book[1], London: Macmillan and Co.
    • mythology: fabulae, historia fabularis