(French), from (Old French) fablel, diminutive of fable a fable.
((French) Literally) One of the metrical tales of the Trouvères, or early poets of the north of France.
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Old French fabliau, diminutive of fable
fabliau (plural fabliaux) The genre of short, farcical often coarse tales written in the North of France in the 12th, 13th and 14th centuries.
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