parabole

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See also: parabolé and parabolë

English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin, from Ancient Greek παραβολή (parabolḗ, juxtaposition, comparison). See parable.

Noun[edit]

parabole (countable and uncountable, plural parabolae or parabolai)

  1. (rhetoric) similitude; comparison
    • [1835, L[arret] Langley, A Manual of the Figures of Rhetoric, [], Doncaster: Printed by C. White, Baxter-Gate, OCLC 1062248511, page 18:
      Parabole, to illustrate a thing, compares;
      Like, as, so, thus, such, are the signs it bears.
      ]

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for “parabole” in
Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)


French[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Borrowed from Ancient Greek παραβολή (parabolḗ).

Noun[edit]

parabole f (plural paraboles)

  1. (mathematics, physics) parabola
  2. dish (antenna)

Etymology 2[edit]

From Old French parabole, borrowed from Late Latin parabola, from Ancient Greek παραβολή (parabolḗ). Doublet of parole, which was inherited.

Noun[edit]

parabole f (plural paraboles)

  1. (literature) parable

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Italian[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

parabole f

  1. plural of parabola

Latin[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

parabole m

  1. vocative singular of parabolus

Middle English[edit]

Noun[edit]

parabole

  1. Alternative form of parable

Old French[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Late Latin parabola, from Ancient Greek παραβολή (parabolḗ). Compare parole.

Noun[edit]

parabole f (oblique plural paraboles, nominative singular parabole, nominative plural paraboles)

  1. parable

Descendants[edit]


Polish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /pa.raˈbɔ.lɛ/
  • Rhymes: -ɔlɛ
  • Syllabification: pa‧ra‧bo‧le

Noun[edit]

parabole f pl

  1. nominative plural of parabola
  2. accusative plural of parabola
  3. vocative plural of parabola