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Via Latin Plūtarchus from Ancient Greek Πλούτᾰρχος (Ploútarkhos).
- (UK) IPA(key): /ˈpluː.tɑːk/
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- (US) IPA(key): /ˈplu.tɑɹk/
- Hyphenation: Plu‧tarch
- The classical historian and essayist Lucius Mestrius Plutarchus (46-120 C.E.). Often used as a byword for a biographer, to suggest that the writer is especially skilled or has other attributes associated with Plutarch.
- 1878, Morris, John G., Fifty Years in the Lutheran Ministry, →OL, page 11:
- I am indebted to […] those masterly pen and ink portraits of many of our deceased ministers drawn by the lamented Professor Stoever, in the Evangelical Review, whom I designated some years ago as the Plutarch of the Lutheran Church of America.
Plutarch (plural Plutarchs)
- Any specific edition of a work by Plutarch, often specifically Plutarch's Lives
- 1895, O.A. Bierstadt, The Library of Robert Hoe, page 164:
- Both these English Plutarchs are here, two folios printed at London in 1657, and they once belonged to William Penn, the founder of Pennsylvania, and have his book-plates.
- Plutarch at OneLook Dictionary Search
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