Origin of pyretic
Examples from the Web for pyretic
No, you are not to believe they remained, retaining all their senses, to witness this pyretic debauch of high society.Edith and John|Franklin S. Farquhar
British Dictionary definitions for pyretic
Word Origin for pyretic
Word Origin and History for pyretic
1809, from French pyrétique or directly from Modern Latin pyreticus, from Greek pyretos "fever, burning heat," related to pyr "fire" (see fire (n.)). As a noun, "a pyretic agent," from 1728.