Boeotian



of or relating to Boeotia or its inhabitants.
dull; obtuse; without cultural refinement.
a native or inhabitant of Boeotia.
a dull, obtuse person; Philistine.
Historical Examples

Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 4, Part 4 Various
Phaedo Plato
1000 Mythological Characters Briefly Described Edward S. Ellis
Anabasis Xenophon
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

noun
a native or inhabitant of Boeotia, a region of ancient Greece
adjective
of or relating to Boeotia or its inhabitants
adj.

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]

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