Gnathonic meaning

nāänik
Fawning or flattering.
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Origin of gnathonic

  • Latin Gnatho, name of a parasite in the Eunuchus of Terence, Ancient Greek γνάθων (gnathōn) (probably from the genitive plural form of γνάθος (gnathos, “jaw”)- the genitive singular, γνάθου (gnathou, “jaw”), was used adjectivally with the the meaning "greedy"); hence, a parasite in general.
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