euryene

adjective eu·ry·ene \ˈyu̇rə̇ˌēn, -rēˌēn\

Definition of euryene

  1. :  having a short or broad forehead or both with an upper facial index of 45 to 50

euryeny

\-nē\ noun, plural

-es

Love words? You must — there are over 200,000 words in our free online dictionary, but you are looking for one that’s only in the Merriam-Webster Unabridged Dictionary.

Join MWU now and get access to America’s largest dictionary, with:

  • 300,000 words that aren't in our free dictionary
  • Expanded definitions, etymologies, and usage notes
  • Advanced search features
  • Ad free!

Origin and Etymology of euryene

German euryen, from eury- + -en (from Greek -ēnēs in prosēnēs gentle and apēnēs cruel, taken as having the etymological meanings “with face turned toward one” and “with averted face” respectively); perhaps akin to Sanskrit ānana mouth, face


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up euryene? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

capable of being understood in two ways

Get Word of the Day daily email!