from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Relating to or characteristic of the animal fables of Aesop.
- adj. Using or having ambiguous or allegorical meanings, especially to elude political censorship: "They could express their views only in a diluted form, resorting to Aesopian hints and allusions” ( Isaac Deutscher).
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Related to or concerning the Greek fabulist Aesop
- adj. Characteristic of Aesop's animal fables
- adj. Employing or having an ambiguous or allegorical meaning, especially a political meaning
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Of or pertaining to Æsop, or in his manner.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Pertaining to Æsop, an ancient Greek writer of fables, of whom little or nothing is certainly known; composed by him or in his manner: as, a fable in the Æsopian style. Also spelled Esopian.
From Latin Aesopius ("Aesopian"), from Ancient Greek Αἴσωπος (Aisōpos, "the famous Greek fabulist Aesop") (Wiktionary)