pygmaean
or pygmean adjective Etymology: Latin pygmaeus Date: 1667 pygmy

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  • pygmaean — or pygmean [pig mē′ən] adj. [L pygmaeus + AN] pygmy …   English World dictionary

  • pygmaean — /pig mee euhn, pig mee /, adj. pygmy. Also, pygmean. [1545 55; < L pygmae(us) dwarfish (see PYGMY) + AN] * * * …   Universalium

  • pygmaean — pyg•mae•an or pyg•me•an [[t]pɪgˈmi ən, ˈpɪg mi [/t]] adj. Pygmy 6) • Etymology: 1545–55; < L pygmae(us) dwarfish (see Pygmy) + an I …   From formal English to slang

  • pygmaean — /pɪgˈmiən/ (say pig meeuhn), /ˈpɪgmiən/ (say pigmeeuhn) adjective → pygmy. Also, pygmean. Usage: For spelling variation see ae1 …   Australian English dictionary

  • pygmaean — …   Useful english dictionary

  • pygmean — I. noun see pygmaean I II. adjective see pygmaean II * * * pygmean ● pygmy …   Useful english dictionary

  • pygmean — adjective see pygmaean …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Gerd Mehl — (1922 2001) Gerd Mehl (* 1. Dezember 1922 in Stendal; † 23. Oktober 2001 in Bad Füssing) war ein deutscher Sportreporter. Inhaltsverzeichnis 1 …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • peuk- — Also peug . To prick. Oldest forms *peuk̑ , *peug̑ , becoming *peuk , *peug in centum languages. Zero grade form *pug . 1. Suffixed form *pug no . poniard, pugilism, pugil stick, pugnacious; impugn, oppugn, repugn, from Latin …   Universalium

  • pygmy — n. (also pigmy) (pl. ies) 1 a member of a dwarf people of equatorial Africa and parts of SE Asia. 2 a very small person, animal, or thing. 3 an insignificant person. 4 (attrib.) a of or relating to pygmies. b (of a person, animal, etc.) dwarf.… …   Useful english dictionary

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