euryene

adjective

eu·​ry·​ene
ˈyu̇rə̇ˌēn,
-rēˌēn
: having a short or broad forehead or both with an upper facial index of 45 to 50
euryeny
-nē
noun
plural -es

Word History

Etymology

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

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“Euryene.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/euryene. Accessed 18 Jun. 2024.

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