Aesopian
also Aesopic adjective Date: 1728 1. of, relating to, or characteristic of Aesop or his fables 2. conveying an innocent meaning to an outsider but a hidden meaning to a member of a conspiracy or underground movement <
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  • Aesopian — [ē säp′ikē sōp′ē ən] adj. 1. of Aesop or characteristic of his fables 2. concealing real purposes or intentions; dissembling [Aesopian language]: Also Aesopic [ē säp′ik] …   English World dictionary

  • AEsopian — [AE]*so pi*an, Esopian E*so pi*an, a. [L. Aesopius, from Gr. ?, fr. the famous Greek fabulist [AE]sop .] Of or pertaining to [AE]sop, or in his manner. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Aesopian — /ee soh pee euhn, ee sop ee /, adj. 1. of, pertaining 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… …   Universalium

  • Aesopian — adjective a) Related to or concerning the Greek fabulist Aesop b) Characteristic of Aesops animal fables Syn: Aesopic, Esopic …   Wiktionary

  • Aesopian — adj. of or pertaining to Aesop, characteristic of Aesop (Greek writer of fables) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • aesopian — ae·so·pi·an …   English syllables

  • Aesopian — /iˈsoʊpiən/ (say ee sohpeeuhn) adjective relating to beast fables. {from Aesop} …   Australian English dictionary

  • aesopian — …   Useful english dictionary

  • Aesopian language — is communications that convey an innocent meaning to outsiders but hold a concealed meaning to informed members of a conspiracy or underground movement. It is based in reference to Aesop …   Wikipedia

  • Esopian — AEsopian [AE]*so pi*an, Esopian E*so pi*an, a. [L. Aesopius, from Gr. ?, fr. the famous Greek fabulist [AE]sop .] Of or pertaining to [AE]sop, or in his manner. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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