batrachomyomachia love

Help support Wordnik by adopting your favorite word!

batrachomyomachia

Definitions

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a silly altercation

Etymologies

Sorry, no etymologies found.

Examples

  • Trend micro house has its yenta as an decreasing echelon, tenebrionid magniloquently anabiotic dasyatidae in an dishy pharmacologic batrachomyomachia.

    Rational Review

Comments

Log in or sign up to get involved in the conversation. It's quick and easy.

  • That's exactly what I wanted to type!

    February 10, 2008

  • From the Greek batracho- (frog) myo- (mouse) and machia; thus, lit., a battle or fight between frogs and mice. Used generally to mean making a big deal out of little or nothing. Plutarch mockingly used it as a title for a work of Homer. Cf. batrachoherpetomachia.

    February 10, 2008