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Xan•thip•pezænˈtɪp i(n.)

  1. fl. late 5th century b .c ., wife of Socrates.

    Category: Ancient History, Biography

  2. a shrewish woman.

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  1. Xanthippe(Noun)

    An ill-tempered woman.

  2. Origin: From Ξανθίππη, the name of the shrewish wife of Socrates.

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  1. Xanthippe

    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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