from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- Diogenes Died c. 320 B.C. Greek philosopher and founder of the Cynic school who advocated self-control and the pursuit of virtue through simple living. He is said to have once wandered through the streets of Athens with a lantern in daylight, searching for an honest man.
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- proper n. A Greek philosopher (c.412-c.323 BC). The most famous of Cynic philosophers.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A Greek Cynic philosopher (412?-323 B. C.) who lived much in Athens and was distinguished for contempt of the common aims and conditions of life, and for sharp, caustic sayings.
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- n. an ancient Greek philosopher and Cynic who rejected social conventions (circa 400-325 BC)
From Ancient Greek Διογένης (Diogenēs). (Wiktionary)