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Definition of the noun Abderite
What does Abderite mean as a name of something?
- An inhabitant of Abdera, in Thrace.
- The 'Abderite': Democritus, the Laughing Philosopher.
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by Mary P. Lindsey
Abderite An obsolete term meaning 'stupid person' derived from the town of Abderite in Thrace whose inhabitants, according to Greek legend, were less intelligent than normal. Abductors/abduction The abductor muscles of a joint move the ...
An Universal Etymological English Dictionary Comprehending the Derivations of the Generality of Words in the English Tongue, ... and Also a Brief and Clear Explication of All Difficult Words Derived from Any of the Aforefaid Languages; ... Together with a Large Collection and Explication of Words and Phrases Us'd in Our Ancient Statutes, ... By N. Bailey (1724)
ÁBDALs, Religious Persons among the Pe fans, who make a Profession of Poverty, - "ABDERITE, Democritus the Philofopher, who liv'd at Abdera in Thrace. - ABDFRIAN Laughter, a toolish and inceffant Laughter, fo called from Democritus ...
Giving the Derivation, Source, Or Origin of Common Phrases, Allusions, and Words that Have a Tale to Tell by Ebenezer Cobham Brewer
The Abderitans were proverbial for stupidity, hence the phrase, “You have no more mind than an Abderite.” Yet the city gave birth to some of the wisest men of Greece : as Democritos (the laughing philosopher), Protagóras (the great sophist ), ...
An English Dictionary, etc (1717)
by Elisha COLES (Lexicographer.)
‚ Abderite, Dcmocrirusmlao lived there. Abdcrian [Метем ...
A Dictionary of Psychology (2015)
by Andrew M. Colman
abderite n. A simpleton. [Named after Abdera, a town in the ancient country of Thrace whose inhabitants were reputed to be stupid] abducens nerve n. Either of the sixth pair of *cranial nerves controlling the lateral *rectus muscles of the eyes ...
An English Dictionary: explaining the difficult terms that are used in divinity, husbandry, physick ... Containing many thousands of hard words ... Together with the etymological derivation of them from their proper fountains, etc (1676)
Abderite, Democritus who lived there. „Abderian Laughter, foolish , inceffant laughter. „Abdeviitam. Head of the twelfth Manfion in Astrology. Abdi, b.
Abridged from the Larger Dictionary by Sir William Smith
"Abderite" was a term of reproach. ABELLA or AVELLA (-ae), a town of Campania, not far from Nola, founded by the Chalcidians in Euboea, It was celebrated for its apples, whence Virgil ealls it malifera. ABGARUS, ACBARUS, or AUGARUS ...
by William Stewart
The Abderitans were proverbial for stupidity, hence the phrase, 'You have no more mind than an Abderite'. oo Abnormality Some cultures believed that people who were maimed.
by Samuel Fallows
KEY: Abderite SYN: Cynic, sardonic, derisive, sarcastic, jocular, flippant, nonchalant, sportive, sprightful, buoyant. ANT: Lachrymose, plaintive, maundering, querimonious, plaintive, dolesome, lackadaisical, grumbling, croaking, lugubrious.
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Scrabble value of A1B3D2E1R1I1T1E1
The value of this 8-letter word is 11 points, but it's not an accepted word in the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.
Anagrams of ABDERITE
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