Fairy tale
English: Fairy tale

1865 illustration o Tom Thumb an the Giant

A fairy tale is a teep o short story that teepically featurs fowklairic fantasy chairacters, such as dwarves, elves, fairies, giants, gnomes, goblins, mermaids, trolls, unicorns, or witches, an uisually magic or enchantments. Fairy tales mey be distinguished frae ither folk narratives such as legends (which generally involve belief in the veracity o the events describit)[1] an expleecitly moral tales, includin beast fables. The term is mainly uised for stories wi origins in European tradeetion an, at least in recent centuries, maistly relates tae bairns' leeteratur.

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References

  1. Thompson, Stith. Funk & Wagnalls Standard Dictionary of Folklore, Mythology & Legend, 1972 s.v. "Fairy Tale"
Other Languages
Acèh: Calitra
Alemannisch: Märchen
العربية: حكاية خرافية
asturianu: Cuentu de fades
azərbaycanca: Nağıl
башҡортса: Әкиәт
беларуская: Казка
беларуская (тарашкевіца)‎: Казка
български: Приказка
বাংলা: রূপকথা
нохчийн: Туьйра
čeština: Pohádka
Чӑвашла: Юмах
dansk: Eventyr
Deutsch: Märchen
Ελληνικά: Παραμύθι
English: Fairy tale
Esperanto: Fabelo
español: Cuento de hadas
eesti: Muinasjutt
فارسی: متل (قصه)
suomi: Satu
føroyskt: Ævintýr
Frysk: Mearke
Gagauz: Masal
עברית: מעשייה
हिन्दी: परी कथा
hrvatski: Bajka
magyar: Mese (epika)
հայերեն: Հեքիաթ
Bahasa Indonesia: Dongeng
ГӀалгӀай: Фаьлг
íslenska: Ævintýri
italiano: Fiaba
日本語: メルヘン
ქართული: ზღაპარი
қазақша: Ертегі
한국어: 동화
коми: Мойд
Кыргызча: Жомок
Latina: Fabula fadae
Lëtzebuergesch: Mäerchen
Limburgs: Sjpreukske
lietuvių: Pasaka
latviešu: Pasaka
Basa Banyumasan: Dongeng
Malagasy: Angano
македонски: Бајка
മലയാളം: യക്ഷിക്കഥ
Bahasa Melayu: Dongeng
Nederlands: Sprookje
norsk nynorsk: Eventyr
norsk: Eventyr
Nouormand: Conte
Ирон: Аргъау
ਪੰਜਾਬੀ: ਪਰੀ ਕਥਾ
polski: Baśń
Piemontèis: Conta
português: Contos de fadas
rumantsch: Paraula
română: Basm
русский: Сказка
русиньскый: Приповідка
srpskohrvatski / српскохрватски: Bajka
Simple English: Fairy tale
slovenčina: Rozprávka
slovenščina: Pravljica
shqip: Përralla
српски / srpski: Бајка
Sunda: Dongéng
svenska: Saga
тоҷикӣ: Афсона
Türkçe: Masal
татарча/tatarça: Әкият
українська: Казка
oʻzbekcha/ўзбекча: Ertak
Tiếng Việt: Truyện cổ tích
walon: Floriconte
მარგალური: არიკი
中文: 童話
Bân-lâm-gú: Gín-á-kó͘
粵語: 童話