Origin: < Euphues, fictitious character in two prose romances by John Lyly < Gr euphyēs, shapely, graceful < eu- (see eu-) + phyē, growth < phyein, to grow (see bondage) + -ism
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Origin: After Euphues, a character in Euphues, the Anatomy of Wit and Euphues and his England by John Lyly
Origin: , from Greek euphuēs, shapely
Origin: : eu-, eu-
Origin: + phuein, to grow, bring forth; see bheuə- in Indo-European roots.
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