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irenic

or eirenic

[ahy-ren-ik, ahy-ree-nik] /aɪˈrɛn ɪk, aɪˈri nɪk/
adjective
1.
tending to promote peace or reconciliation; peaceful or conciliatory.
Also, irenical.
Origin of irenic
1860-1865
1860-65; < Greek eirēnikós, equivalent to eirḗn(ē) peace + -ikos -ic
Related forms
irenically, adverb
nonirenic, adjective
nonirenical, adjective
unirenic, adjective
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eirenic

/aɪˈriːnɪk/
adjective
1.
a variant spelling of irenic

irenic

/aɪˈriːnɪk; -ˈrɛn-/
adjective
1.
tending to conciliate or promote peace
Derived Forms
irenically, eirenically, adverb
Word Origin
C19: from Greek eirēnikos, from eirēnē peace
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Word Origin and History for eirenic
adj.

1885, from Greek eirenikos, from eirene "peace, time of peace." Earlier as irenic (1864), irenical (1650s).

irenic

adj.

1864; see eirenic.

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