Monday, April 28, 2014

X is for Xanthippe

All this month I've been participating in the A to Z Challenge.  We're down to the last three letters.  Today's letter is 
for Xanthippe

I'm sure that every other A to Z participant has a better X idea, but this is the best I could do.  Here's your vocabulary education for the day...

Xanthippe:   noun; a nagging, ill-tempered woman.
Etymology: After Xanthippe the wife of Socrates who has been portrayed as a nagging, quarrelsome woman.

I'm sure that Socrates would not have achieved the success that he did without Xanthippe.  Perhaps the saying should be, "Behind every successful man is a Xanthippe."



10 comments:

  1. Vocabulary lesson for the day!

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  2. I wonder what the male equivalent of that word would be.

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  3. I love it. Virago . . . Xanthippe . . . so much more mellifluous than the b word.

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  4. Very clever! I wondered what you would come up with for that pesky "X" word. This is a good one. :-)

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  5. Clever. And, I love your response to Starting Over.

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  6. Excellent! Xanthippe..I must remember that.

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  7. Love, love, love this new word! This will be a great vocabulary add for me:)

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