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batrachomyomachy

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from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A petty quarrel.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The battle between the frogs and mice; -- a Greek parody on the Iliad, of uncertain authorship.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A battle between the frogs and mice; specifically (cap.), the title of an ancient Greek parody on the Iliad.

Etymologies

From Batrachomyomachia (Ancient Greek βάτραχος, frog, μῦς, mouse, and μάχη, battle), a comic epic parodying the Iliad in which a diving frog accidentally drowns a mouse riding on his back, prompting a war between the species. (Wiktionary)

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