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Etymologies

From Ancient Greek εἰρηνικόν (eirēnikon), neuter form of εἰρηνικός (eirēnikos), from εἰρήνη (eirēnē, "peace"). (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • So I dropped my eirenicon of concurrent endowment, and looked for other topics on which to woo what was then almost the largest constituency in the island.

    MY EARLY LIFE

  • This eirenicon brought down upon him the most vehement attacks from the extreme party of his coreligionists, above all from Calovius, the representative of rigid Lutheranism.

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 6: Fathers of the Church-Gregory XI

  • If ever Parliament concedes the vote to woman in England, it will be accepted by the militant suffragist, not as an eirenicon, but as a victory which she will value only for the better carrying on of her fight _a outrance [to the bitter end] _ against the oppression and injustice of man.

    The Unexpurgated Case Against Woman Suffrage

  • Hence the Covenant, by being inserted in the Peace Treaty, necessarily lost its value as an eirenicon, and became subsequent to that instrument, and seems likely to be used as an anti-German safeguard.

    The Inside Story of the Peace Conference

  • Egremont's eirenicon had been a hard saying to him; he had tried to think it over, because of his respect for the teacher, but as yet it had resulted in no sobering.

    Thyrza

  • This is the eirenicon of that old strife between the women and the men — that war in which both armies are captured.

    Alfred Tennyson

  • a fabrication of a later generation, intended as an _eirenicon_.

    Philippian Studies Lessons in Faith and Love from St. Paul's Epistle to the Philippians

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  • "a proposal made in order to achieve peace or harmony (formal)" -- MSN Encarta (sorry)

    September 26, 2008