Cyrenaic

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noun Cy·re·na·ic \ˌsir-ə-ˈnā-ik, ˌsī-rə-\

Definition of Cyrenaic

  1. :  an adherent of the doctrine that pleasure is the chief end of life

Cyrenaic

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Cyrenaicism

play \ˌsir-ə-ˈnā-ə-ˌsi-zəm, ˌsī-rə-\ noun

Origin and Etymology of cyrenaic

Latin cyrenaicus, from Greek kyrēnaikos, from Kyrēnē Cyrene, Africa, home of Aristippus, author of the doctrine


First Known Use: 1586


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