- ecce homo,
- ecce signum,
- eccentric hypertrophy,
- eccentric occlusion,
Origin of eccentric
Examples from the Web for eccentric
Sometimes I wear my silk pyjamas when I am going for a walk in the mornings, does that make me eccentric?
She was one of the wealthiest women in the world and certainly the most eccentric noble of her time.
One of my most important mentors was a brilliant and eccentric rabbi from Bethesda, Maryland.
The women Peterson photographed were offbeat, eccentric, irreverent, and not conventionally pretty.Gosta Peterson's Bohemian Rhapsody: Unpacking a Photographer's '60s Secrets|Lizzie Crocker|September 10, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Those who have interacted with him describe him as brusque, eccentric, clenched.
From her eccentric position at Alexandria she could not civilize Europe.History of the Intellectual Development of Europe, Volume I (of 2)|John William Draper
He had nicknamed the gun “Ezekiel” after an eccentric old hunter he had known in his home town in Iowa.Agent Nine and the Jewel Mystery|Graham M. Dean
The Rev. Mr. Blackstone, though an eccentric, is not known to have been an immoral man.Twice-Told Tales|Nathaniel Hawthorne
The valve-rod, in turn, is held to a circular strap which is placed around the eccentric.Boys' Book of Model Boats|Raymond Francis Yates
They are cast-iron construction and are driven by an eccentric on the driving-wheel axle (fig. 27).
Word Origin for eccentric
early 15c., "eccentric circle or orbit," originally a term in Ptolemaic astronomy, "circle or orbit not having the Earth precisely at its center," from Middle French eccentrique and directly from Medieval Latin eccentricus (noun and adjective), from Greek ekkentros "out of the center" (as opposed to concentric), from ek "out" (see ex-) + kentron "center" (see center (n.)). Meaning "odd or whimsical person" attested by 1824.
June 4 .--Died in the streets in Newcastle, William Barron, an eccentric, well known for many years by the name of Billy Pea-pudding. [John Sykes, "Local Records, or Historical Register of Remarkable Events which have Occurred Exclusively in the Counties of Durham and Northumberland, Town and County of Newcastle Upon Tyne, and Berwick Upon Tweed," Newcastle, 1824]
1550s, from Middle French eccentrique and directly from Medieval Latin eccentricus (noun and adjective; see eccentric (n.)). Figurative sense of "odd, whimsical" first recorded 1620s.