Did You Know?
Thraso was a blustering old soldier in the comedy Eunuchus, a play written by the great Roman dramatist Terence more than 2,000 years ago. Terence is generally remembered for his realistic characterizations, and in Thraso he created a swaggerer whose vainglorious boastfulness was not soon to be forgotten. Thraso's reputation as a braggart lives on in "thrasonical," a word that boasts a history as an English adjective for more than 440 years.
Origin of thrasonical
Latin Thrason-, Thraso Thraso, braggart soldier in the comedy Eunuchus by Terence
First Known Use: 1564
Seen and Heard
What made you want to look up thrasonical? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).