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Eiron: In the theatre of ancient Greece, the eirôn was one of three stock characters in comedy. The eirôn usually succeeded in bringing down his braggart opponent by understating his own abilities.

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Google previewThe Improbability of Othello (2010)

Rhetorical Anthropology and Shakespearean Selfhood by Joel B. Altman

It will be immediately apparent that Theophrastus's eiron is a fit description of Iago, and it may be that Shakespeare (but not, unfortunately, Othello) encountered him in Isaac Casaubon's Latin translation of the ...

Google previewRUNutrition (2015)

Nutrition Guide For Runners by Chema Arguedas Lozano

EIron is a very important mineral for any runner, since the transportation of oxygen at muscle and cellular level can be affected with the consequent reduction in performance. Also, the maximal oxygen uptake (V02max) would be affected.

Google previewPhilosophical Presences in the Ancient Novel (2007)

by J.R. Morgan, Meriel Jones

Theophrastus' eiron is a dissembler or hypocrite in general. Our two novelistic passages feature the broader, Theophrastan, idea. Character typification in a military context There are three contexts where we fmd a particularly significant ...

Google previewRural Sports (1812)

by William Barker Daniel

The EIRoN is a small river flowing westward into the Bay of Cardigan. The Towey rises in this county, and runs into Carmarthenshire. The TEIvi, or Trvy, is the chief river of this county, pervading great part, and dividing it from Carmarthen and ...

Google previewParaguay, Brazil, and the Plate, letters written in 1852-53. With a sketch of the author's life by C. Kingsley (1856)

by Charles Blachford Mansfield, Charles Kingsley

The cultivated land is all divided into fenced fields, or capoeiras as they call them (a capo- eiron is a large field), wherein grow maize, mandioca, and sugar-cane;* and the cottages dotted about in every direction complete the pleasantness of ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Modern Critical Terms (2016)

Revised and Enlarged Edition by Roger Fowler

In both forms the pivotal character tends to be the eiron himself, a dissembler who brings two conflicting and contrasting worlds in ...

Google previewA Stem Dictionary of the English Language (1890)

For Use in Elementary Schools by John Kennedy

Iron (eiron) — a dissembler ; irony (a disguised sarcasm or cutting criticism). Q. eiron. Irr — snarl as a dog; irritate (tease, arouse, as in causing a dog to snarl). L. irrire. Irrig — flood ; irrigate (to moisten with an artificial flood). L. irrigare. L. rigare ...

Google previewA trilingual Dictionary being a comprehensive lexicon in English, Urdú and Hindí, exhibiting the syllabication, pronunciation and etymology of English words, with their explanation in English, and in Urdú and Hindí in the Roman characters (1865)

lambdoto Eiron (Or.), a dissen Eis ...

Google previewPrinceton Encyclopedia of Poetry and Poetics (2015)

by Alex Preminger, Frank J. Warnke, O. B. Hardison Jr.

The eiron of Gr. comedy was the underdog, weak but clever, who regularly triumphed over the stupid and boastful alazon. The later usage of the term shows the influence of its origin. In Plato's Dialogues, for example, Socrates acts the part of ...

Google previewThe grammar-school dictionary, a dictionary of the English language (1867)

Eiron, [Gr.,] a dissembler. Eis, [Gr.,] in, into. Ejulo, [L„] to wail. Ek, ex, [Gr.

Google previewThe Etymological Encyclopaedia of Technical Words and Phrases (1832)

Used in the Arts and Sciences, and of Many Words in Common Use, with Popular Quotations from Foreign Languages, and Their Translations. From the Best Authorities by Daniel Jay Browne

eironeia, from eiron, a dissembler.] A mode of speech, in which the meaning is contrary to the words.

Google previewDictionary of Literary Themes and Motifs (1988)

by Jean-Charles Seigneuret

Thus, the poem aims to present Magnificence joined with True Glory, neither eiron nor alazon. The first six books, along with a fragment of the seventh, are all that Spenser ever wrote, and each of these six books deals with a constituent virtue ...

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Scrabble value of E1I1R1O1N1

The value of this 5-letter word is 5 points, but it's not an accepted word in the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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