from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In old law: A covenant or contract.
  • n. Among the Lombards, etc., a marriage contract; a will.


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  • "fabula" by the way, is a Polish word meaning, roughly, the plot or narrative of a story. | Top Stories

  • One technique, called "fabula," or "fable," allowed Mr. Sundberg to apply commercially sold decals to a sub-layer of glass, which he then covered with irregular layers of transparent glass; the result was an accretion of odd, watery images that referenced everything from flowers to sexuality.

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  • It comes from the Latin fabula, meaning story or fable, and generally connotes something that is so grand as to seem mythical or legendary.

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  • Spanish and Portuguese it comes from "fabula" (fable).

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  • Another "fabula" descendant that continues to tell tales in English is "fable."

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  • De te fabula narratur: about you will the story be told.

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  • Gratias habo igitur omines quis pro fabula mea censerunt; enim, historia alterna “Quaestiones super caelo et mundo.”

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  • Perhaps the reason why no correction has been made has a great deal to do with the fact that the fabula recovered from the translated text has become a political tool in the culture wars rather than with anything else.

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  • “Lupus in fabula,” answered the Abbot, scornfully.

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  • Extinguitur virilitas ex incantamentorum maleficiis; neque enim fabula est, nonnulli reperti sunt, qui ex veneficiis amore privati sunt, ut ex multis historiis patet.

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