Definition of senex in English:

senex

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Pronunciation: /ˈsɛnɛks
 
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noun (plural senes /ˈsɛneɪs/)

  • (In literature, especially comedy) an old man as a stock figure: Gloucester the foolish senex, full of idle and fond superstitions
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    • Now, in my early fifties, I have a growing confidence in my capacity to become an elder and a senex - an old man filled with the joy and openness of a young boy.
    • It is symptomatic that the senex among them, the canonical mythologue, is the one who feels compelled to deride the latter as ‘the most superficial: a shallow psychology one might say, that offers no real substance for reflection’.

Origin

from Latin, 'old man'.

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