Definitions for xanthippezænˈtɪp i
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
fl. late 5th century b .c ., wife of Socrates.
Category: Ancient History, Biography
a shrewish woman.
An ill-tempered woman.
Origin: From Ξανθίππη, the name of the shrewish wife of Socrates.
Xanthippe was an ancient Athenian, the wife of Socrates and mother of their three sons: Lamprocles, Sophroniscus, and Menexenus. There are far more stories about her than there are facts. She was likely much younger than Socrates, perhaps by as much as forty years.
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