The wife of Socrates, traditionally described as shrewish and scolding.
5th cent. b.c.; wife of Socrates: the prototype of the quarrelsome, nagging wife.
Xanthippe Sentence Examples
XANTHIPPE, the wife of Socrates.
Zeller ("Zur Ehrenrettung der Xanthippe," in his Vortrage and Abhandlungen, i., 1875).
His father Nicon, from whom he received his early education, is described as remarkable both for excellence of natural disposition and for mental culture; his mother, on the other hand, appears to have been a second Xanthippe.
The "Acts of Xanthippe and Polyxena," first edited by James (Texts and Studies,ii.