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Meaning of "fabliau" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD FABLIAU

From French: a little tale, from fable tale.
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Etymology is the study of the origin of words and their changes in structure and significance.
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PRONUNCIATION OF FABLIAU

fabliau  [ˈfæblɪˌəʊ] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF FABLIAU

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determiner
exclamation
Fabliau is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES FABLIAU MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Fabliau

A fabliau is a comic, often anonymous tale written by jongleurs in northeast France between ca. 1150 and 1400. They are generally characterized by an excessiveness of sexual and scatological obscenity. Several of them were reworked by Giovanni Boccaccio for the Decameron and by Geoffrey Chaucer for his Canterbury Tales. Some 150 French fabliaux are extant, the number depending on how narrowly fabliau is defined. According to R. Howard Bloch, fabliaux are the first expression of literary realism in Europe. Some nineteenth-century scholars, most notably Gaston Paris, argue that fabliaux originally come from the Orient and were brought to the West by returning crusaders...

Definition of fabliau in the English dictionary

The definition of fabliau in the dictionary is a comic usually ribald verse tale, of a kind popular in France in the 12th and 13th centuries.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH FABLIAU


adagio
əˈdɑːdʒɪˌəʊ
audio
ˈɔːdɪˌəʊ
billyo
ˈbɪlɪˌəʊ
billyoh
ˈbɪlɪˌəʊ
Borneo
ˈbɔːnɪˌəʊ
cameo
ˈkæmɪˌəʊ
curculio
kɜːˈkjuːlɪˌəʊ
imbroglio
ɪmˈbrəʊlɪˌəʊ
intaglio
ɪnˈtɑːlɪˌəʊ
olio
ˈəʊlɪˌəʊ
patio
ˈpætɪˌəʊ
pistachio
pɪˈstɑːʃɪˌəʊ
punctilio
pʌŋkˈtɪlɪˌəʊ
ratio
ˈreɪʃɪˌəʊ
rodeo
ˈrəʊdɪˌəʊ
scenario
sɪˈnɑːrɪˌəʊ
Scorpio
ˈskɔːpɪˌəʊ
seraglio
sɛˈrɑːlɪˌəʊ
studio
ˈstjuːdɪˌəʊ
video
ˈvɪdɪˌəʊ

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE FABLIAU

fabaceous
Fabian
Fabian Society
Fabianism
Fabianist
Fabius Maximus
fable
fabled
fabler
fablet
fabliaux
Fablon
Fabre
fabric
fabric conditioner
fabric ribbon
fabricant
fabricate
fabricated
fabrication

WORDS THAT END LIKE FABLIAU

au
bateau
beau
Bissau
bureau
cadeau
chateau
Cocteau
Dessau
Frau
Guinea-Bissau
Nassau
nouveau
Palau
Pau
plateau
tableau
tau
Tokelau
Zwickau

Synonyms and antonyms of fabliau in the English dictionary of synonyms

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Translation of «fabliau» into 25 languages

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Translator English - Chinese

fabliau
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

fabliau
570 millions of speakers

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fabliau
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

fabliau
380 millions of speakers
ar

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fabliau
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

Фабл
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Translator English - Portuguese

fabliau
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Translator English - Bengali

fabliau
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fabliau
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Fabliau
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

fabliau
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

fabliau
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

fabliau
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Nggoleki
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

fabliau
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

fabliau
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

फॅलियायू
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

fabliau
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

fabliau
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

fabliau
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

фабліо
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

Fabliau
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

fabliau
15 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Afrikaans

fabel
14 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Swedish

fabliau
10 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Norwegian

fabliau
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of fabliau

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «FABLIAU»

The term «fabliau» is normally little used and occupies the 125.262 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «FABLIAU» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about fabliau

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «FABLIAU»

Discover the use of fabliau in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to fabliau and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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The Fabliaux: Tales of Wit and Deception
This is an interesting book that provides a sane analysis of the relation between form and meaning in the fabliaux.
Mary Jane Stearns Schenck, 1987
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The fabliau in English
Fabliaux constitute one of the most entertaining genres in medieval literature.
John Hines, 1993
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A Companion to Old and Middle English Literature
placement in the fable rather than the fabliau genre, but its focus on the genre- defining husband-wife-lover triangle should justify its consideration here as a fabliau. Here too the less-than-serious "moral" with which the Manciple concludes his ...
Laura C. Lambdin, Robert T. Lambdin, 2002
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Logic and Humour in the Fabliaux: An Essay in Applied ...
all fabliaux, and in conjunction with traditional criteria it suffices to establish a comprehensive and generically uniform fabliau canon. The canon thus predicated does not require any fundamental revision of the fabliau corpus suggested by the ...
Roy Pearcy, 2007
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The Early Renaissance
the fabliau, . . . this ideal form is seen in only a few tales. Some fabliaux use only part of the sequence, stopping after the Misdeed. The majority of the tales elaborate upon this basic sequence, repeating functions and cycles through an ...
Paul Maurice Clogan, 1987
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The Medieval Poet and His World
6 THE RISE OF THE MEDIEVAL FABLIAU: LATIN AND VERNACULAR EVIDENCE * I. Introductory What are we looking for when we discuss the origins of the medieval fabliau? In what ways can the Latin evidence help to illuminate the ...
Peter Dronke, 1984
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The Facts on File Companion to British Poetry Before 1600
FABLIAU. The term fabliau (pl. fabliaux) refers to a comic tale that was especially popular in the Norman and Picardy regions of France during the 13th century. Generally, the fabliau is a short comical or satirical tale written in verse and usually ...
Michelle M. Sauer, 2008
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The Spenser Encyclopedia
fabliau 258 become still harder for later readers to interpret with certainty. In Spenser's longer fables in Complaints, specific identification of persons and events has proved notoriously difficult; yet we can probably assume that they all speak, ...
A. C. Hamilton, 1990
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Popular Culture in the Middle Ages
A typical fabliau plot involves an attractive and lecherous wife more or less willingly with a cunning seducer, usually a cleric, in the deceit of a dull, jealous, and usually old husband. The quick-thinking, sensual, and materialistic female of the ...
Josie P. Campbell, 1986
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Lai de L'Oiselet: an Old French Poem of the Thirteenth ...
In most studies of lais and fabliaux, the Oiselet is thus grouped with a small number of works, like the lai d'Aristote, that do not fit into the standard categories of definitions of lai, fabliau, or other genres.57 One of the first scholars to point out that ...
Lenora Wolfgang, 2007

9 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «FABLIAU»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term fabliau is used in the context of the following news items.
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Charles Johnson: Subdue racism by 'Taming the Ox' of the self
These mix elements of parable and fabliau with conventions of realistic short fiction; one narrative is recognizably set in Seattle's Wedgwood ... «Crosscut, May 15»
2
The Irresistible Music of Wallace Stevens
We stay firmly rooted in Florida with the second song of the cycle, Fabliau of Florida. Just as the first song looks back to Milton ("venereal ... «Huffington Post, Sep 14»
3
Thirty years on: 'Relax', Frankie Goes To Hollywood and the year …
... and descriptions of male orgasms - realising that the gatefold sleeve was a painting of a huge glans with fabliau-animal "sperm" flying out of it ... «GQ.com, Jan 14»
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Book: An Anthology of Portuguese Canadian Writers – Review
With its exaggerated emphasis on flatulence as plot-motif raised to trope, “Confessions of an Altar Boy” reads like a modern fabliau. A quiet ... «Portuguese American Journal, Dec 13»
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Maria Kanellis Says She's Not A Failure After Leaving WWE, Latest …
So, in the grand scheme of things my time at WWE is just a fabliau in my life and to ruminate on it is to live in verisimilitude." To read the full post ... «Wrestling Inc., Oct 13»
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Read This and Blush: Naughty Medieval French Tales
Very often a fabliau is a comedy of situation: a rendezvous between a married woman and a priest is interrupted by the unexpected return of the ... «Daily Beast, Jun 13»
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Stars Rally to Help Haiti
Honourable away whilst on the fabliau serving accessible you father in the offing got pressing erosion supplements whose solely benefits are ... «PopSugar.com, Jan 10»
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10 Literary Terms You Might Not Know
Fabliau A coarsely humorous short story in verse, dealing in a bluntly realistic manner with stock characters of the middle class involved in ... «OUPblog, Mar 09»
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'The Canterbury Tales'
"The Miller's Tale," that smutty story, is a fabliau. "The Nun's Priest's Tale" is a beast fable. The Parson offers an austerely orthodox treatise on ... «Los Angeles Times, Nov 08»

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« EDUCALINGO. Fabliau [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/fabliau>. Oct 2019 ».
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