Definitions

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  • adjective Pertaining to Boeotia.
  • adjective Stupid, foolish, dull-witted.
  • noun An inhabitant or a resident of Boeotia.
  • noun A dull or ignorant person.
  • proper noun A dialect of Ancient Greek spoken in Boeotia.

Etymologies

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From Boeotia.

Examples

  • 'We were preparing to sign the Treaty of Peace when Epaminondas noticed that the word Boeotian had been changed to Theban.

    Lion Of Macedon

  • ‘We were preparing to sign the Treaty of Peace when Epaminondas noticed that the word Boeotian had been changed to Theban.

    Lion Of Macedon

  • Justifying their occupation of Delium, the Athenians call the Boeotian refusal to return their dead a greater sacrilege.

    THE LANDMARK THUCYDIDES

  • Justifying their occupation of Delium, the Athenians call the Boeotian refusal to return their dead a greater sacrilege.

    THE LANDMARK THUCYDIDES

  • There is little doubt that Cadmus was originally a Boeotian, that is, a

    Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 4, Part 4 "Bulgaria" to "Calgary"

  • Poor Ransom announced this fact to himself as if he had made a great discovery; but in reality he had never been so "Boeotian" as at that moment.

    The Bostonians, Vol. I (of II)

  • At least concerning medial positions, Bailey notes in Essays on time-based linguistic analysis (1996), p. 302, fn.4 (see link): "The [tšː] that one might expect in Attic comes from *tw (τϝ) as well as from *ky [cy]; this is found in Attic, Boeotian, Cretan, and some Euboean lects, while other lects (especially Ionic and Doric) had already moved on to σσ [šː]."

    Fat porkers get sacrificed

  • At least concerning medial positions, Bailey notes in Essays on time-based linguistic analysis (1996), p. 302, fn.4 (see link): "The [tšː] that one might expect in Attic comes from *tw (τϝ) as well as from *ky [cy]; this is found in Attic, Boeotian, Cretan, and some Euboean lects, while other lects (especially Ionic and Doric) had already moved on to σσ [šː]."

    Archive 2010-06-01

  • According to Pindar, there was a time when the Boeotian tribe was called “Syes.”

    Think Progress » Friedman Defends Repeated Prediction That ‘The Next Six Months Are Crucial’ In Iraq

  • According to Pindar, there was a time when the Boeotian tribe was called “Syes. ” Moreover, the barbarian origin of some is indicated by their names †Cecrops, Codrus, Aïclus, Cothus, Drymas, and Crinacus†¦

    Think Progress » Friedman Defends Repeated Prediction That ‘The Next Six Months Are Crucial’ In Iraq

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