Epimenidean

adjective

Ep·​i·​men·​i·​de·​an
ˌepəˌmenəˈdēən
: being or resembling that of the Cretan poet and philosopher Epimenides
the Epimenidean paradox that “All Cretans are liars”

Word History

Etymology

Epimenides, 7th century b.c. Cretan poet and philosopher who according to legend slept for 57 years in a cave + English -an

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“Epimenidean.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Epimenidean. Accessed 3 Dec. 2022.

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