eirenic 1885, from Gk. eirenikos, from eirene "peace, time of peace." Earlier as irenic (1864), irenical (1650s).

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  • Eirenic — Ei*ren ic, a. Pacific. See {Irenic}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • eirenic — (also irenic) ► ADJECTIVE formal ▪ aiming or aimed at peace. ORIGIN from Greek eir n peace …   English terms dictionary

  • eirenic — [ī ren′ik, ī rē′nik] adj. var. sp. of IRENIC: also eirenical …   English World dictionary

  • eirenic — chiefly British variant of irenic …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • eirenic — /uy ren ik, uy ree nik/, adj. irenic. * * * …   Universalium

  • eirenic — adjective Variant of irenic …   Wiktionary

  • eirenic — [ʌɪ rɛnɪk, ri: ] (also irenic) adjective formal aiming or aimed at peace. Derivatives eirenical adjective Origin C19: from Gk eirēnikos, from eirēnē peace …   English new terms dictionary

  • eirenic — ei•ren•ic [[t]aɪˈrɛn ɪk, aɪˈri nɪk[/t]] adj. cvb irenic …   From formal English to slang

  • eirenic — /aɪˈrinɪk/ (say uy reenik) adjective → irenic …   Australian-English dictionary

  • eirenic —   , irenic   a. promoting peace.    ♦ eirenicism, n. such state of mind.    ♦ eirenicon, n. such act.    ♦ eirenics, n. theology aiming at religious unity …   Dictionary of difficult words

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