Cyrenaic
Cyrenaic Cyr`e*na"ic (s?r`?-n?"?k or s?`r?-), a. [L. Cyrenaicus, fr. Cyrene, in Libya.] Pertaining to Cyrenaica, an ancient country of northern Africa, and to Cyrene, its principal city; also, to a school of philosophy founded by Aristippus, a native of Cyrene. -- n. A native of Cyrenaica; also, a disciple of the school of Aristippus. See {Cyrenian}, n. [1913 Webster]

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  • Cyrenaic — [sir΄ə nā′ik, sī΄rənā′ik] adj. 1. of Cyrenaica or Cyrene 2. of the Greek school of philosophy founded by Aristippus of Cyrene, who considered immediate, sensual pleasure the greatest good n. a philosopher of the Cyrenaic school …   English World dictionary

  • Cyrenaic — /sir euh nay ik, suy reuh /, adj. 1. of or pertaining to Cyrenaica, or its chief city, Cyrene. 2. noting or pertaining to a school of philosophy founded by Aristippus of Cyrene, who taught that pleasure is the only rational aim of life. n. 3. a… …   Universalium

  • Cyrenaic — noun Etymology: Latin cyrenaicus, from Greek kyrēnaikos, from Kyrēnē Cyrene, Africa, home of Aristippus, author of the doctrine Date: 1586 an adherent of the doctrine that pleasure is the chief end of life • Cyrenaic adjective • Cyrenaicism noun …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Cyrenaic — [ˌsʌɪərɪ neɪɪk] adjective of or denoting the ancient Greek hedonistic school of philosophy founded c.400 BC by Aristippus the Elder of Cyrene in North Africa. noun a follower of the Cyrenaic school. Derivatives Cyrenaicism noun …   English new terms dictionary

  • Cyrenaic — Cyr•e•na•ic [[t]ˌsɪr əˈneɪ ɪk, ˌsaɪ rə [/t]] adj. 1) of or pertaining to Cyrenaica or Cyrene 2) pho noting or pertaining to a school of philosophy founded by Aristippus of Cyrene, who taught that pleasure is the only rational aim of life 3) a… …   From formal English to slang

  • Cyrenaic — /saɪrəˈneɪək/ (say suyruh nayuhk) adjective 1. of or relating to Cyrenaica, an ancient region in northern Africa, or its chief city, Cyrene. 2. denoting or relating to a school of hedonistic philosophy founded by Aristippus of Cyrene, who taught… …   Australian English dictionary

  • cyrenaic — I. |sirə|nāik, |sīr adjective Usage: usually capitalized Etymology: Latin Cyrenaicus, from Greek Kyrēnaïkos, adjective & noun, from Kyrēnaïka, ancient region in Libya (from Kyrēnē) & Kyrēnē Cyrene, ancient Greek city in Libya 1. a. : of, relati …   Useful english dictionary

  • Cyrenaic — Cyrenaics …   Philosophy dictionary

  • CYRENAIC — Cyrenaicae …   Abbreviations in Latin Inscriptions

  • cyrenaic — cyr·e·na·ic …   English syllables

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