Definition of fabella
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LNS
fābella, fābellae
fabula
noun (f., 1st declension)
  1. a brief narrative, a short history, story
  2. A short fable, a tale
  3. A short play
Abbreviations
fābella, ae, f. dim. fabula, a brief narrative, a short history, story (class.). In gen.: nihil debet esse in philosophia commentariis fabellis loci, Cic. Div. 2, 38, 80: vera, Phaedr. 2, 5, 6: in fabellam excedere, Sen. Ep. 77 med.

— In partic. A short fable, a tale, Phaedr. 4, 7, 22: Haec (anus) tibi fabellas referat, etc., Tib. 1, 3, 85: aniles, Hor. S. 2, 6, 78.

—Prov.: narrare fabellam asello, to preach to a stone, Hor. Ep. 2, 1, 200.

— A short play, Cic. Q. Fr. 2, 16, 3: haec tota fabella, quam est sine argumento! id. Cael. 27, 64.
 
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