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Gender Feminine
Scripts Ξανθιππη(Ancient Greek)
Pronounced Pron. KSAN-TEEP-PEH(Classical Greek)
zan-TIP-ee(English)
zan-THIP-ee(English)
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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.
Other Languages & CulturesXanthippi(Greek)
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