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Thraso was a blustering old soldier in the comedy Eunuchus, a play written by the great Roman dramatist Terence more than 2,000 years ago. Terence is generally remembered for his realistic characterizations, and in Thraso he created a swaggerer whose vainglorious boastfulness was not soon to be forgotten. Thraso's reputation as a braggart lives on in "thrasonical," a word that boasts a history as an English adjective for more than 440 years.
Origin and Etymology of thrasonical
Latin Thrason-, Thraso Thraso, braggart soldier in the comedy Eunuchus by Terence
First Known Use: 1564
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