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Definitions for banausic
bəˈnɔ sɪk, -zɪkba·nau·sic

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  1. banausicadjective

    (formal) ordinary and not refined

    "he felt contempt for all banausic occupations"


  1. banausicadjective

    Mechanical; materialistic, uncultured.

  2. banausicadjective


  3. Etymology: From βαναυσικός, from βάναυσος, from βαύνος.


  1. banausic

    Banausos (Ancient Greek βάναυσος, plural βάναυσοι, banausoi) is a pejorative applied to the class of manual laborers or artisans in Ancient Greece. The related abstract noun βαναυσία – banausia is defined by Hesychius as "every craft (τέχνη) [conducted] by means of fire", reflecting the folk etymology of the word as coming from βαῦνος (baunos) "furnace" and αὔω (auō) "to dry". The actual etymology of the words is unknown; they are not attested outside Attic-Ionic or before the 5th century BC. The epic heroes call their smiths δημιουργοί – dēmiourgoi.


  1. banausic

    Banausic is an adjective that describes work or activity considered as purely mechanical or ordinary, without any creativity, intellectual engagement, or higher thought. It often relates to tasks, professions, or work viewed as merely mundane or unfulfilling. The term originates from the Greek word "banausikos," referring to manual labor or the work of artisans.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of banausic in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of banausic in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

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