parabole

See also: parabolé and parabolë

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

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

NounEdit

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 The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.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.)


FrenchEdit

PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

Borrowed from Ancient Greek παραβολή (parabolḗ).

NounEdit

parabole f (plural paraboles)

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

Etymology 2Edit

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

NounEdit

parabole f (plural paraboles)

  1. (literature) parable

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ItalianEdit

NounEdit

parabole f

  1. plural of parabola

LatinEdit

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

parabole m

  1. vocative singular of parabolus

Middle EnglishEdit

NounEdit

parabole

  1. Alternative form of parable

Old FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

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

NounEdit

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

  1. parable

DescendantsEdit

  • English: parable
  • French: parabole

PolishEdit

NounEdit

parabole f pl

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