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qroqqa commented on the word xantippe
Actually it's Zentippe in the Quarto and First Folio, Zantippe in later Folios, so not an authentic Shakespearean X.Odd that this spelling has persisted in common use: the Greek gives Xanthippe (xanth- "yellow" + hipp- "horse").
March 19, 2009
milosrdenstvi commented on the word xantippe
A story is told of this redoubtable lady, that she once emptied a bucket of urine upon the head of Socrates, whereupon he replied, "After the thunder must come the rain."
Prolagus commented on the word xantippe
June 28, 2008
reesetee commented on the word xantippe
I always wonder who does check such things.
sionnach commented on the word xantippe
Alleged to be the only word beginning with 'X' in all of Shakespeare. Though I must admit that I have not checked this personally.
asativum commented on the word xantippe
Soon to be an anti-anti-anxiety drug from Merpfvartyeth.
mercy commented on the word xantippe
Wife of Socrates, traditionally described as shrewish and scolding, therefore, a shrew or nag