gnathonic [na-thon-ik] Word Origin adjective

  1. sycophantic; fawning.

Origin of gnathonic 1630–40; Latin gnathōnicus, derivative of Gnathōn- (stem of Gnathō) name of a sycophantic character in the Roman comedy Eunuchus by Terence; see -ic Related formsgna·thon·i·cal·ly, adverb British Dictionary definitions for gnathonic gnathonic adjective

  1. literary deceitfully flattering; sycophantic

Derived Formsgnathonically, adverbWord Origin for gnathonic C17: from Latin gnathōnicus, from Gnathō, such a character in the Eunuchus, Roman comedy by Terence

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