Thersites

noun
Ther·​si·​tes | \ (ˌ)thər-ˈsī-(ˌ)tēz How to pronounce Thersites (audio) \

Definition of Thersites

: a Greek warrior at Troy known as a carping critic and slain by Achilles for mocking him

First Known Use of Thersites

circa 1530, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Thersites

Latin, from Greek Thersitēs

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The first known use of Thersites was circa 1530

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