Complete Definition of "allegory"

English

Etymology
Middle English allegorie, from Latin allegoria, from Ancient Greek á¼Î»Î»Î·Î³Î¿Ïία (allÄgoria), from á¼Î»Î»Î¿Ï "other" + á¼Î³Î¿ÏεÏÏ "speak".

Noun
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  1. The representation of abstract principles by characters or figures.
  2. A picture, book etc. using such representation.
  3. A symbolic representation.

Derived terms
allegoric
allegorical
allegorically

Translations
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Croatian: t-|hr|alegorija|f
Czech: jinotaj m
Finnish: t-|fi|allegoria
French: allégorie f
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German: t+|de|Allegorie|f, t+|de|Sinnbild|n, t-|de|Allegorik|f
Hebrew: he-translation|×ש×|mashahl
Italian: t+|it|allegoria|f
Spanish: alegoría f
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Category:Greek derivations

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