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Aesopian (adj) – 1. Of, relating to, or characteristic of Aesop or his fables:
a story that points an Aesopian moral.
2. Conveying meaning by hint, euphemism, innuendo, or the like: In the candidate’s Aesopian language, ?soft on Communism? was to be interpreted as ?Communist sympathiser.?.

Source : Dictionary.com

Etymology : The English adjective Aesopian has multiple origins. The Latin adjective has the forms Aes?p?us and Aes?p?us, from Greek Ais?peios, derivative adjective of the proper name A?s?pos (Aesop). Aesop was a Greek slave who supposedly lived c620 b.c.?c560b.c. on the island of Samos and told animal fables that teach a lesson, e.g., ?The Tortoise and the Hare.? Aesopian entered English in the late 17th century.