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allēgŏrĭa , ae, f., = ἀλληγορία, allegory, i. e. a figurative representation of a thought or of an abstract truth, under an image carried through to the end: “continuus (usus comparationis) in allegoriam et aenigmata exit,Quint. 8, 6, 14; so id. 8, 6, 52: “quae sunt per allegoriam dicta,are spoken allegorically, Vulg. Gal. 4, 24: “allegoriarum explanationes,Arn. 5, p. 186 (in Cic. written in Greek, Or. 27, 94; id. Att. 2, 20).
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