Cy·​re·​na·​ic | \ ˌsir-ə-ˈnā-ik How to pronounce Cyrenaic (audio) , ˌsī-rə- \

Definition of Cyrenaic

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

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Cyrenaic adjective
Cyrenaicism \ ˌsir-​ə-​ˈnā-​ə-​ˌsi-​zəm How to pronounce Cyrenaicism (audio) , ˌsī-​rə-​ \ noun

First Known Use of Cyrenaic

1586, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Cyrenaic

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

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“Cyrenaic.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 5 Jun. 2020.

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