EXAMPLES | noun flourished late 5th century b.c., wife of Socrates. a scolding or ill-tempered wife; a shrewish woman.
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The wife of Socrates,
Xanthippe, was a woman of a most fantastical and furious spirit.
The Queen arched her brows and looked inquiringly at
Xanthippe for a moment.
Xanthippe was angry, she used to scold poor Socrates roundly.
And now began the trials of
Xanthippe, the wife of the literary man.
At all events,
Xanthippe, the Athenian beauty, was wed to Socrates the philosopher. British Dictionary definitions for xanthippe Xanthippe Xantippe ( zænˈtɪpɪ) noun the wife of Socrates, proverbial as a scolding and quarrelsome woman any nagging, peevish, or irritable woman
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Word Origin and History for xanthippe
late 16c., spouse of Socrates (5c. B.C.E.), the prototype of the quarrelsome, nagging wife. The name is related to the masc. proper name
Xanthippos, a compound of xanthos "yellow" (see xanthous) + hippos "horse" (see equine).
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