TEM8 GRE TOEFL
1. all- "another" + egor- "speak openly, speak (in the assembly)" + -y.
2. literally "a speaking about something else".
3. => figurative language, description of one thing under the image of another.
5. Allegory：all-all，e -- 伊索寓言, gory-格林。
词根alle, 同al, 异，其它，见else. -egor, 同agora, 广场。原指在公共演讲时的一种讽喻性修辞手法，引申词义寓言，讽喻。
- allegory:  Etymologically, allegory means ‘speaking otherwise’. It comes from a Greek compound based on allos ‘other’ (which is related to Latin alius, as in English alibi and alias, and to English else) and agoreúein ‘speak publicly’ (derived from agorá ‘(place of) assembly’, which is the source of English agoraphobia and is related to gregarious). Greek allēgorein ‘speak figuratively’ produced the noun allēgorīā, which passed into English via Latin and French.
=> aggregate, agoraphobia, alias, alibi, else, gregarious
- allegory (n.)
- late 14c., from Old French allegorie (12c.), from Latin allegoria, from Greek allegoria "figurative language, description of one thing under the image of another," literally "a speaking about something else," from allos "another, different" (see alias (adv.)) + agoreuein "speak openly, speak in the assembly," from agora "assembly" (see agora).
- 1. The play is being widely read as an allegory of imperialist conquest.
- 2. The poem's comic allegory was transparent.
- 3. the poet's use of allegory
- 4. The book is a kind of allegory of Latin American history.
- 5. The play can be read as allegory.
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