from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A misanthrope.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A misanthrope; a man-hater.
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Certainly we have no reason to believe that Shakespeare could read Greek, as all his knowledge of Greek authors could have been obtained from translations, and only two Greek words, _misanthropos_ and _threnos_, occur in his writings.
‘misanthropos’ (Shakespeare) if ‘misanthropi’ (Bacon) ‘misanthrope’;