Xanthippe

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Etymology[edit]

From Ancient Greek Ξανθίππη (Ksanthíppē), the name of the shrewish wife of Socrates.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /zænθɪpiː/, /zæntɪpiː/ (xantippe is always the latter)

Noun[edit]

Xanthippe (plural Xanthippes)

  1. An ill-tempered woman.
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Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Ancient Greek Ξανθίππη (Ksanthíppē).

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Proper noun[edit]

Xanthippē f (genitive Xanthippēs); first declension

  1. A name, notably that of the philosopher Socrates' wife.
Declension[edit]

First declension, Greek type.

Number Singular
nominative Xanthippē
genitive Xanthippēs
dative Xanthippae
accusative Xanthippēn
ablative Xanthippē
vocative Xanthippē
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