irenic

or ei·ren·ic

[ahy-ren-ik, ahy-ree-nik]
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Also i·ren·i·cal.

Origin of irenic

1860–65; < Greek eirēnikós, equivalent to eirḗn(ē) peace + -ikos -ic
Related formsi·ren·i·cal·ly, adverbnon·i·ren·ic, adjectivenon·i·ren·i·cal, adjectiveun·i·ren·ic, adjective
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irenic

eirenic irenical or eirenical

adjective
  1. tending to conciliate or promote peace
Derived Formsirenically or eirenically, adverb

Word Origin for irenic

C19: from Greek eirēnikos, from eirēnē peace
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Word Origin and History for irenic
adj.

1864; see eirenic.

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