CYRENAIC

CYRENAIC
Cyrenaicae

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  • Cyrenaic — [sir΄ə nā′ik, sī΄rənā′ik] adj. 1. of Cyrenaica or Cyrene 2. of the Greek school of philosophy founded by Aristippus of Cyrene, who considered immediate, sensual pleasure the greatest good n. a philosopher of the Cyrenaic school …   English World dictionary

  • Cyrenaic — Cyr e*na ic (s?r ? n? ?k or s? r? ), a. [L. Cyrenaicus, fr. Cyrene, in Libya.] Pertaining to Cyrenaica, an ancient country of northern Africa, and to Cyrene, its principal city; also, to a school of philosophy founded by Aristippus, a native of… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Cyrenaic — /sir euh nay ik, suy reuh /, adj. 1. of or pertaining to Cyrenaica, or its chief city, Cyrene. 2. noting or pertaining to a school of philosophy founded by Aristippus of Cyrene, who taught that pleasure is the only rational aim of life. n. 3. a… …   Universalium

  • Cyrenaic — noun Etymology: Latin cyrenaicus, from Greek kyrēnaikos, from Kyrēnē Cyrene, Africa, home of Aristippus, author of the doctrine Date: 1586 an adherent of the doctrine that pleasure is the chief end of life • Cyrenaic adjective • Cyrenaicism noun …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Cyrenaic — [ˌsʌɪərɪ neɪɪk] adjective of or denoting the ancient Greek hedonistic school of philosophy founded c.400 BC by Aristippus the Elder of Cyrene in North Africa. noun a follower of the Cyrenaic school. Derivatives Cyrenaicism noun …   English new terms dictionary

  • Cyrenaic — Cyr•e•na•ic [[t]ˌsɪr əˈneɪ ɪk, ˌsaɪ rə [/t]] adj. 1) of or pertaining to Cyrenaica or Cyrene 2) pho noting or pertaining to a school of philosophy founded by Aristippus of Cyrene, who taught that pleasure is the only rational aim of life 3) a… …   From formal English to slang

  • Cyrenaic — /saɪrəˈneɪək/ (say suyruh nayuhk) adjective 1. of or relating to Cyrenaica, an ancient region in northern Africa, or its chief city, Cyrene. 2. denoting or relating to a school of hedonistic philosophy founded by Aristippus of Cyrene, who taught… …  

  • cyrenaic — I. |sirə|nāik, |sīr adjective Usage: usually capitalized Etymology: Latin Cyrenaicus, from Greek Kyrēnaïkos, adjective & noun, from Kyrēnaïka, ancient region in Libya (from Kyrēnē) & Kyrēnē Cyrene, ancient Greek city in Libya 1. a. : of, relati …   Useful english dictionary

  • Cyrenaic School of Philosophy — • Overview of this strain of classical thought, by William Turner Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006. Cyrenaic School of Philosophy     Cyrenaic School of Philosophy …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • Cyrenaic sect — Hedonic He*don ic, a. [Gr. ?, fr. ? pleasure, ? sweet, pleasant.] 1. Pertaining to pleasure. [1913 Webster] 2. Of or relating to Hedonism or the Hedonic sect. [1913 Webster] {Hedonic sect} a sect that placed the highest good in the gratification… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Cyrenaic coins of Corvo — The Cyrenaic and Carthaginian coins of Corvo were a hoard supposedly left in the Azores by Carthaginians about 200 BC. The coins were allegedly discovered in 1749 on the island of Corvo in the Azores. Podolyn publicationThe only source for the… …   Wikipedia

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