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Pyrrhonian

noun Pyr·rho·ni·an \ pə̇ˈrōnēən \
variants: or less commonly Pyrrhonic \-ränik\

Definition of Pyrrhonian

plural -s
: pyrrhonist

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Origin and Etymology of pyrrhonian

pyrrhonian from Latin pyrrhoneus, noun, pyrrhonian (from pyrrhon-, Pyrrho, flourished 4th century b.c. Greek philosopher) +) English -an; pyrrhonic from Latin pyrrhoneus + English -ic


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Pyrrhonian

adjective \ " \
variants: or less commonly Pyrrhonic \"\

Definition of Pyrrhonian

:of or relating to Pyrrho or Pyrrhonism :skeptical

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Origin and Etymology of pyrrhonian

pyrrhonian from Latin pyrrhoneus, adjective, pyrrhonian + English -an; pyrrhonic from Latin pyrrhoneus + English -ic


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