of or relating to Boeotia or its inhabitants.
dull; obtuse; without cultural refinement.
a native or inhabitant of Boeotia.
a dull, obtuse person; Philistine.
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1000 Mythological Characters Briefly Described Edward S. Ellis
The Heroic Age H. Munro Chadwick
The History of the Peloponnesian War Thucydides
The Fifteen Decisive Battles of The World From Marathon to Waterloo Edward Creasy
Problems in Periclean Buildings G. W. Elderkin
Vittoria, Complete George Meredith
The Preservation of Antiquities Friedrich Rathgen
a native or inhabitant of Boeotia, a region of ancient Greece
of or relating to Boeotia or its inhabitants
Though his aim was to vindicate Boeotia, [Pindar] has probably done her a disservice, in that he has helped to immortalise the scurrilous proverb Βοιωτία ύς, which he wished to confute. … If left to itself, the slander might have passed into oblivion long ago. [W. Rhys Roberts, “The Ancient Boeotians,” 1895]
a son of Arne and Poseidon, and ancestor of the Boeotians.
noun (South African) a protruding or distended belly: beer boep
a South African of Dutch extraction. of or relating to the Boers. Contemporary Examples Must Read New Fiction: ‘Arcadia,’ ‘Men in Space,’ ‘The O’Briens,’ ‘Hot Pink’ Chloë Schama, Jacob Silverman, Wendy Smith, Daniel Roberts March 22, 2012 Canada Comes to the Rescue of Great Britain, Again Andrew Roberts November 27, 2012 The Petraeus Revolution: How […]
a war in which Great Britain fought against the Transvaal and Orange Free State, 1899–1902. a war between Great Britain and the Transvaal, 1880–81. noun either of two conflicts between Britain and the South African Boers, the first (1880–1881) when the Boers sought to regain the independence given up for British aid against the Zulus, […]