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Meaning of DIOGENES

Pronunciation:  dI'âju`neez

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  Greek Cynic philosopher who rejected social conventions (circa 400-325 BC)
 

DIOGENES is a 8 letter word that starts with D.

 

 See Also: philosopher

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Di*og"e*nes\, n.
A Greek Cynic philosopher (412?-323 B. C.) who lived much in
Athens and was distinguished for contempt of the common aims
and conditions of life, and for sharp, caustic sayings.

{Diogenes' crab} (Zo["o]l.), a species of terrestrial hermit
   crabs ({Cenobita Diogenes}), abundant in the West Indies
   and often destructive to crops.

{Diogenes' tub}, the tub which the philosopher Diogenes is
   said to have carried about with him as his house, in which
   he lived.

 

 

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