Boeotian

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Etymology[edit]

From Boeotia.

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Boeotian (comparative more Boeotian, superlative most Boeotian)

  1. Pertaining to Boeotia.
  2. Stupid, foolish, dull-witted.
    • 1749, Henry Fielding, Tom Jones, Folio Society 1973, p. 418:
      we will leave to thy sagacity to apply all this to the Boeotian writers, and to those authors who are their opposites.
    • 1886, Henry James, The Bostonians
      Ransom reflected he might answer her that until five minutes ago he didn't know she existed; but he remembered that this was not the way in which a Southern gentleman spoke to ladies, and he contented himself with saying that he must condone his Boeotian ignorance....

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Noun[edit]

Boeotian (plural Boeotians)

  1. An inhabitant or a resident of Boeotia.
  2. A dull or ignorant person.

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Boeotian

  1. A dialect of Ancient Greek spoken in Boeotia.

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