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ScriptsΞανθιππη Ancient Greek
PronouncedPron.KSAN-TEEP-PE Classical Greek
zan-TIP-ee English

Meaning & History

Feminine form of XANTHIPPOS. This was the name of the wife of Socrates. Because of her supposedly argumentative nature, the name has been adopted (in the modern era) as a word for a scolding, ill-tempered woman.
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Entry updated December 8, 2017   Contribute