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Boeotian

[ bee-oh-shuhn ]

adjective

  1. of or relating to Boeotia or its inhabitants.
  2. dull; obtuse; without cultural refinement.


noun

  1. a native or inhabitant of Boeotia.
  2. a dull, obtuse person; Philistine.

Boeotian

/ bɪˈəʊʃɪən /

noun

  1. a native or inhabitant of Boeotia, a region of ancient Greece


adjective

  1. of or relating to Boeotia or its inhabitants

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Word History and Origins

Origin of Boeotian1

First recorded in 1590–1600; Boeoti(a) + -an

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Example Sentences

The Boeotian potter may have appropriated the scene from an Athenian source.

The immediate effect was to make the Boeotian portion of the army more numerous and closer packed than before.

This city had long been hated by Thebes as a deserter from her own league; it alone of Boeotian towns had not joined the Persians.

The “Boeotian” population seems to have entered the land from the north at a date probably anterior to the Dorian invasion.

The Thebans, again, were afraid of being compelled to let the Boeotian states go free.

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