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’.
From Latin, 'old man'.
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