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|part of speech:
||a very short story told to teach a moral or religious lesson.
Jesus' parable of the Good Samaritan teaches us that it is as important to help strangers as it is to help friends.
- similar words:
- allegory, fable, story
The word parable
comes from Latin and ancient Greek words that mean "a comparison." One learns most from a parable when one understands that the story is supposed to be compared with something else. What that "something else" is, the reader must discover.