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εἰρωνεία

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Ancient Greek

Etymology

From εἴρων (one who feigns ignorance).

Pronunciation

  • (Classical): IPA: [eːrɔːneː́aː]
  • (Koine): IPA: [iːro̞ːnˈiːaː]
  • (Byzantine): IPA: [ironˈia]

Noun

εἰρωνεία (genitive εἰρωνείᾱς) f, first declension; (eirōneia)

  1. hypocrisy, deception, especially a feigned ignorance
  2. An assumed appearance, pretext

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