Other Word Forms of Irony
Origin of Irony
French ironie from Old French from Latin īrōnīa from Greek eirōneia feigned ignorance from eirōn dissembler probably from eirein to say wer-5 in Indo-European roots
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
First attested in 1502. From Middle French ironie, from Old French, from Latin īrōnīa, from Ancient Greek εἰρωνεία (eirōneia, “irony, pretext”), from εἴρων (eirōn, “one who feigns ignorance”).
iron + -y
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