Origin of pyrrhicClassical Latin pyrrhicha ; from Classical Greek pyrrhich?, war dance
Origin of pyrrhicClassical Latin pyrrhichius ; from Classical Greek pyrrhichios (pous), pyrrhic (foot)
Origin of pyrrhicLatin pyrrhicius, from Greek purrikhios, from purrikhē, a war dance, perhaps from Purrikhos, supposed inventor of the dance.
- (prosody) Of or characterized by pyrrhics.
- Relating to Pyrrhus, a Macedonian king, or some of his costly victories he had while fighting Rome.
From Latin pyrrhichius, from Ancient Greek Ï€Ï…ÏÏÎ¯Ï‡Î¹Î¿Ï‚ (pyrrichos), from Ï€Ï…ÏÏÎ¯Ï‡Î· (pyrriche, “war dance")
(comparative more Pyrrhic, superlative most Pyrrhic)
- (not comparable) Of or relating to Pyrrhus (319/318-272 BC), Greek general and statesman.
- The Pyrrhic army lost the Pyrrhic war.
- Achieved at excessive cost.
- Pyrrhic victory