Pronunciation: (zan-tip'ē), Strict Standards: Non-static method FenSites::linkTo() should not be called statically in /site/html/dictionary/xanthippe.html on line 77 [key]
1. fl. late 5th centuryb.c.,wife of Socrates.
2. a scolding or ill-tempered wife; a shrewish woman. Also,Xantippe.
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