pygmaean

pygmaean

[pig-mee-uhn, pig-mee-]
adjective
Also, pygmean.


Origin:
1545–55; < Latin pygmae(us) dwarfish (see Pygmy) + -an

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pygmy or pigmy (ˈpɪɡmɪ)
 
n , pl -mies
1.  an abnormally undersized person
2.  something that is a very small example of its type
3.  a person of little importance or significance
4.  (modifier) of very small stature or size
 
[C14 pigmeis the Pygmies, from Latin Pygmaeus a Pygmy, from Greek pugmaios undersized, from pugmē fist]
 
pigmy or pigmy
 
n
 
[C14 pigmeis the Pygmies, from Latin Pygmaeus a Pygmy, from Greek pugmaios undersized, from pugmē fist]
 
pygmaean or pigmy
 
adj
 
pygmean or pigmy
 
adj

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