Xanthippe

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Ancient Greek Ξανθίππη (Xanthippē), 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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