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fabled (adj.)

c. 1600, "unreal, invented," past-participle adjective from fable (v.) "to tell tales" (late 14c.), from Old French fabler "tell, narrate; chatter, boast," from Latin fabulari, from fabula (see fable). Meaning "celebrated in fable" is from 1706.

updated on October 08, 2014

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Definitions of fabled from WordNet

fabled (adj.)
celebrated in fable or legend;
the fabled Paul Bunyan and his blue ox
Synonyms: legendary
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