- ecce homo,
- ecce signum,
- eccentric hypertrophy,
- eccentric occlusion,
Origin of eccentric
Examples from the Web for eccentrically
In figure 47 is seen one of the finest of these eccentrically shaped flints ever found in this part of the Maya area.The Maya Indians of Southern Yucatan and Northern British Honduras|Thomas William Francis Gann
He was a man of few words, rough, ready, and eccentrically blunt.Flora Lyndsay|Susan Moodie
Of all eccentrically planned things, from Bradshaw to the maze at Hampton Court, that room was the most eccentric.Idle Thoughts of an Idle Fellow|Jerome K. Jerome
These screens are actuated by three eccentrically mounted rods set in motion by clockwork.
Indeed, there are many who regard his principles as eccentrically fastidious.The Odds|Ethel M. Dell
Word Origin for eccentric
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.
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]