irenic[ī ren′ik, ī rē′nik]
- Irenic is defined as attempts to achieve peace or something aimed at peace and reconciliation.
Efforts to achieve peace are an example of something that would be described as irenic efforts.
- The definition of irenic is a part of Christian theology that tries to reconcile different information and discrepancies by using reason.
Christian theology that tries to reconcile differences among different sects is an example of an irenic method.
Origin of irenicClassical Greek eirēnikos ; from eirēnē, peace
Origin of irenicGreek eirēnikos, from eirēnē, peace.
(comparative more irenic, superlative most irenic)
From Ancient Greek είρηνικος (eirēnikos), from εἰρήνη (eirēnē, “peace”).