from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- Xenophanes 560?-478? B.C. Greek philosopher whose rationalism is often regarded as a major influence on the Eleatic tradition.
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- proper n. A Greek given name.
- proper n. The pre-Socratic philosopher Xenophanes of Colophon.
- n. By extension, a profound or transformative religious thinker.
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- n. Greek philosopher (560-478 BC)
From Ancient Greek Ξενοφάνης (Xenophanēs). The name means “of foreign appearance” and is composed of ξένος (ksenos, "foreign") + φαίνω (phainō, "appear"). (Wiktionary)