Word of the Day – Parable

Word of the Day : February 23, 2022


noun PAIR-uh-bul

What It Means

parable is a story having an ending based on moral attitude, a standard of conduct, or a religious principle.

// The priest opened his homily by relating the parable of the Good Samaritan from the Gospel of Luke.

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PARABLE in Context

“Contributions poured in from around the world. By mid-week, the Shepherds of Good Hope had received more than 12,000 individual donations. The story of the shelter might stand as a parable for the times.” — editorial, The Toronto Star, 4 Feb. 2022

Did You Know?

Parable comes from the Latin word parabola, from Greek parabolḗ, meaning “comparison.” The word parabola may look familiar if you remember your geometry. The mathematical parabola refers to a curve that is shaped like the path of something that is thrown forward and high in the air and falls back to the ground.