εἰρωνεία

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Ancient Greek[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From εἴρων (eírōn, one who feigns ignorance) +‎ -ῐ́ᾱ (-íā).

Pronunciation[edit]

 
  • (5th BCE Attic) IPA(key): /eː.rɔː.něː.aː/
  • (1st CE Egyptian) IPA(key): /i.roˈni.a/
  • (4th CE Koine) IPA(key): /i.roˈni.a/
  • (10th CE Byzantine) IPA(key): /i.roˈni.a/
  • (15th CE Constantinopolitan) IPA(key): /i.roˈni.a/
  • Noun[edit]

    εἰρωνείᾱ (eirōneíāf (genitive εἰρωνείᾱς); first declension

    1. hypocrisy, deception, especially a feigned ignorance
    2. An assumed appearance, pretext

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