Meaning of Cyrenaic


Pronunciation: (sir"u-nā'ik, sī"ru-), [key]
— adj.
  1. of or pertaining to Cyrenaica, or its chief city, Cyrene.
  2. noting or pertaining to a school of philosophy founded by Aristippus of Cyrene, who taught that pleasure is the only rational aim of life.
  1. a native or inhabitant of Cyrenaica.
  2. a disciple of the Cyrenaic school of philosophy.
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