folktale

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n folktale a tale circulated by word of mouth among the common folk
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: The magician's words "hocus-pocus" were taken from the name of a mythological sorcerer, Ochus Bochus, who appeared in Norse folktales and legends.
    • n folktale A folk-story.
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Usage

In literature:

In this, the Sclavonic folktale differs radically from its Celtic neighbour.
"Russia" by Various
Similar incidents are common in folktales.
"Kalevala, Volume II (of 2)" by Anonymous
Those who like to compare myths and folktales and ancient scriptures will find a rich field here.
"Aw-Aw-Tam Indian Nights" by J. William Lloyd
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In news:

'Copperfield's Books Meet & Greet With Karen Pierce Gonzalez Author Of Black Pepper Visions Original Folktales & Stories You Can Eat'.
Oblomov, the title character in Wellfleet playwright Kevin Rice's adaptation of the Russian folktale , had a dream, in fact he had many, because sleeping is his favorite pastime.
Clyde 'n Bonnie: A Folktale .
Photos from Clyde 'n Bonnie: A Folktale at the Aurora Theatre.
Hear the folktale 'Br'er Rabbit' again Saturday.
The winter scenes and the traditional responses of the wicked wolf will send chills down the reader's spine in this richly illustrated and oh-so-satisfying version of the traditional folktale.
The Princess and the Pauper (a Moroccan folktale).
As in The King's Equal and Celia and the Sweet, Sweet Water, Paterson and Vagin create a portrait of a strong female protagonist in their latest original folktale.
African-American Folktales: Embracing African-American Students' Character and Content through Story.
Explore adapted African-American folktales that connect with student's character and content knowledge.
African-American Folktales: Embracing African-American Students' Character and Content through Story.
For ages 5-12, these illustrated books of myths, legends and folktales show the d'Aulaires at their finest.
Fables, classic & modern stories, plus folktales were told by these enchanting spellbinders: Sharon Bauer, Nora Heaton, Kathy Weddel, Jody Glasgow, Constance Holland and Elektra Greer.
Meet Japan's Mystical Folktale Creatures & Ghosts.
There's a folktale we all know: a princess needs rescuing, and the hero, the youngest of three brothers, finds a way to slay the monster and rescue her (to much rejoicing).
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