Epimenidean

adjective Ep·i·men·i·de·an \ ˌepəˌmenəˈdēən \

Definition of Epimenidean

:being or resembling that of the Cretan poet and philosopher Epimenides
  • the Epimenidean paradox that “All Cretans are liars”

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Origin and Etymology of epimenidean

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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