Aesop
biographical name Greek fabulist; probably legendary

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Aesop — [ē′səp, ēsäp΄] real or legendary Gr. author of fables: supposed to have lived 6th cent. B.C …   English World dictionary

  • Aesop — So sah der spanische Maler Diego Velasquez den griechischen Dichter Äsop Aesop, Abbildung in der …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Aesop — /ee seuhp, ee sop/, n. c620 c560 B.C., Greek writer of fables. * * * Supposed author of a collection of Greek fables, almost certainly a legendary figure. Though Herodotus, in the 5th century BC, said that he was an actual personage, Aesop was… …   Universalium

  • Aesop — (6th c. BC) Greek teller of fables, or stories with a satirical and moral twist. The life of Aesop is itself a fable: he is traditionally supposed to have been hunchbacked and ugly (which may be a symbol of racial stereotyping), to have been the… …   Philosophy dictionary

  • AESOP — An Evolutionary System for On line Programming. frühes interaktives Query System mit Lightpen für IBM 1800 Systeme. > AESOP: A Final Report: A Prototype Interactive Information Control System , J.K. Summers et al, in Information System Science …   Acronyms

  • Aesop — Ae|sop (?620 ?560 BC) an ancient Greek writer who wrote short stories known as Aesop s Fables, which teach moral lessons using characters who are animals. His fables include The Fox and the Grapes and The Tortoise and the Hare …   Dictionary of contemporary English

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