Gnathonic
Gnathonic Gna*thon"ic, Gnathonical Gna*thon"ic*al, a. [L. Gnatho, name of a parasite in the ``Eunuchus'' of Terence, Gr. ?; hence, a parasite in general.] Flattering; deceitful. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]

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  • gnathonic — [nā thän′ik] adj. [after Gnatho, sycophant in Terence s play Eunuchus] Rare fawning or flattering …   English World dictionary

  • gnathonic — (ˈ)nā|thänik adjective Etymology: Latin gnathonicus, from Gnathon , Gnatho (sycophant in the comedy Eunuchus by Terence died ab 159B.C. Roman playwright) + Latin icus ic : sycophantic, toadying somewhat of a gnathonic and parasitic soul Charles… …   Useful english dictionary

  • gnathonic — gnathonically, adv. /na thon ik/, adj. sycophantic; fawning. [1630 40; < L gnathonicus, deriv. of Gnathon (s. of Gnatho) name of a sycophantic character in the Roman comedy Eunuchus by Terence; see IC] * * * …   Universalium

  • gnathonic — gna·thon·ic …   English syllables

  • gnathonic — gna•thon•ic [[t]neɪˈθɒn ɪk[/t]] adj. sycophantic; fawning • Etymology: 1630–40; < L gnathōnicus=Gnathōn , s. of Gnathō a sycophantic character in the Roman comedy Eunuchus by Terence + icus ic …   From formal English to slang

  • Gnathonical — Gnathonic Gna*thon ic, Gnathonical Gna*thon ic*al, a. [L. Gnatho, name of a parasite in the Eunuchus of Terence, Gr. ?; hence, a parasite in general.] Flattering; deceitful. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • gnathic — adjective /ˈɡnæθɪk,ˈnæθɪk/ Of or pertaining to the jaw. ‘Want to get an idea of your gnathic index, and that mustache is in the way.’ See Also: gnathal, gnathion, gnathite, gnathitis, gnatho, gnathonic, gnathonical, gnathonically, gnathonism,… …   Wiktionary

  • gnathal —   a. pertaining to jaw.    ♦ gnathism, n. formation of upper jaw; use of such formation as basis for classification.    ♦ gnathonic, a. flattering …   Dictionary of difficult words

  • gnathic —   a. pertaining to jaw.    ♦ gnathism, n. formation of upper jaw; use of such formation as basis for classification.    ♦ gnathonic, a. flattering …   Dictionary of difficult words

  • gnathonically — gnathonˈically adverb • • • Main Entry: ↑gnathonic …   Useful english dictionary

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