Definition of Phrontistery

1. Noun. An establishment for study and learning (sometimes including modern universities).

Generic synonyms: Establishment



Definition of Phrontistery

1. Noun. a thinking place ¹

2. Noun. an establishment devoted to education or study ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Phrontistery

phrenosplenic ligament
phrenotropic
phrensied
phrensies
phrensy
phrensying
phrentic
phrenzied
phrenziedly
phrenzies
phrenzy
phrictopathic
phronesis
phronetic
phrontisteries
phrontistery (current term)
phrygana
phryganeid
phryganeides
phryganeids
phrygian cap
phrynoderma
phrynolysin
pht
phthalate
phthalate dioxygenase
phthalate ester hydrolase
phthalate oxygenase reductase
phthalates
phthalazine

Literary usage of Phrontistery

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1. A History of Classical Greek Literature by John Pentland Mahaffy (1895)
"The only safety he can devise is to send his son to the phrontistery (Thinking-shop) of Socrates, who assumes the character in this play of the vulgar ..."

2. A history of classical Greek literature by John Pentland Mahaffy (1883)
"The only safety he can devise is to send his son to the phrontistery (Thinking-shop) of Socrates, who assumes the character in this play of the vulgar ..."

3. Allen's Synonyms and Antonyms by Frederic Sturges Allen (1920)
"1. phrontistery (flg. and usually contemptuous or humorous); spec, kindergarten, primary school, common school, grade school, high school, ..."

4. Lives of the Fathers: Sketches of Church History in Biography by Frederick William Farrar (1889)
"... which test your faith, and the plain which lies below—or shall I call it a rat-hole with the pompous names of phrontistery, and Monastery, and Leisure ? ..."

5. Lives of the Fathers: Sketches of Church History in Biography by Frederic William Farrar (1907)
"... which test your faith, and the plain which lies below—or shall I call it a rat-hole with the pompous names of phrontistery, and Monastery, and Leisure ? ..."

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