Shavian
noun Etymology: New Latin Shavius, latinized form of George Bernard Shaw Date: 1905 an admirer or devotee of G. B. Shaw, his writings, or his social and political theories • Shavian adjective

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  • Shavian — 1903, in the style or manner of George Bernard SHAW (Cf. Shaw) (1856 1950). An earlier form was Shawian (1894) …   Etymology dictionary

  • Shavian — [shā′vē ən] adj. [ModL Shavianus < Shavius, Latinized < SHAW] of or characteristic of George Bernard Shaw or his work n. an admirer of Shaw or his work …   English World dictionary

  • Shavian — Shaw Alphabet Schrifttyp Alphabet Sprachen Englisch Erfinder Ronald Kingsley Read Verwendungszeit seit 1960 Abstammung Shaw Alphabet Abgeleitete Quikscript …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Shavian — Shavianism, n. /shay vee euhn/, adj. 1. of, pertaining to, or characteristic of George Bernard Shaw or his works: Shavian humor. n. 2. a specialist in the study of the works of George Bernard Shaw. [1905 10; Shav (Latinization of SHAW) + IAN] * * …   Universalium

  • Shavian — Sha•vi•an [[t]ˈʃeɪ vi ən[/t]] adj. 1) lit. of, pertaining to, or characteristic of George Bernard Shaw or his works 2) lit. a specialist in Shavian literature • Etymology: 1905–10; Shav (Latinization of Shaw) + ian Sha′vi•an•ism, n …   From formal English to slang

  • Shavian — /ˈʃeɪviən/ (say shayveeuhn) adjective 1. of, relating to, or characteristic of George Bernard Shaw: Shavian wit. –noun 2. an admirer of George Bernard Shaw or of his works. {from Shavi(us) Latinisation of Shaw + an} …   Australian English dictionary

  • Shavian — 1. adjective Of, or relating to or his works. 2. noun An admirer of Shaw, or an advocate of his ideas …   Wiktionary

  • Shavian — Sha·vi·an || ʃeɪvjÉ™n adj. pertaining to George Bernard Shaw or his works n. one who specializes in studying the works of George Bernard Shaw …   English contemporary dictionary

  • Shavian — [ ʃeɪvɪən] adjective relating to or in the manner of the Irish dramatist George Bernard Shaw (1856–1950) or his works or ideas. noun an admirer of Shaw or his work. Origin from Shavius (Latinized form of Shaw) + an …   English new terms dictionary

  • shavian — sha·vi·an …   English syllables

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