Show Search Results Show Browse

A Dictionary of the Older Scottish Tongue (up to 1700)

Hide Quotations Hide Etymology

Abbreviations & symbols Cite this entry

About this entry:
First published 1983 (DOST Vol. V).

Parabol(e, Parabil(l, n. Also: parrabil(e, parable. [ME. and e.m.E. parabil(e (a 1325), -ble (c 1380), -bole (c 1450), OF. parabole, L. parabola.] A parable, in the usual applications.(1) c1460 Wisd. Sol. 514.
[He] maid … mony parabolys full of wertew
a1500 Henr. Fab. 2589 (Ch.).
Esope … first father of this fabill Wrait this parabole
(b) c1475 Wall. i. 16.
Of thir parablys as now I say no mor
c1515 Asl. MS. I. 318/28.
Salamon quhilk … wrait the bukis of sapiens prouerbis and parabilis
1579 Misc. Bann. C. II. 196.
Parabill of wikkit manred
1622-6 Bisset II. 388/14.
Quhat comparisone be parabill problame or symilitude can be maid
(2) c1520-c1535 Nisbet I. 10.
Parrabile
Ib. 11.
Parabile
a1538 Abell 34 a.
The parabill of the man at sew gude corn
1562 Q. Kennedy Ressoning 11/17.
Oure salueour had spokkin in parabolis
1567 G. Ball. 35.
Parabill
c1590 J. Stewart 248.
His [Christ's] pithie prudent parabols

You may wish to vary the format shown below depending on the citation style used.

"Parabol n.". Dictionary of the Scots Language. 2004. Scottish Language Dictionaries Ltd. Accessed 8 Aug 2022 <http://www.dsl.ac.uk/entry/dost/parabole>

30140

dost

Hide Advanced Search

Browse DOST:

    Loading...

Share: