Antic


Antic
This noble and distinguished surname originates from "Antonius", an ancient Roman clan name which is believed to translate as "praiseworthy" or "priceless". Marcus Antonius circa 83 - 30 B.C., friend to Caesar, and lover of the Egyptian Queen Cleopatra, was the most notable member of the clan. The surname developed in the medieval period, being first recorded in England in the 13th century, see below, and now world-wide has developed into over one hundred individual spellings. Examples of these spellings range from Antony, Anthoine, Anton and Antona, to Antoinet, Antonelli, Antognoli, and Antuk, and the patronymics such as Antunez, D'Antoni, Antoons, Antonssen, Antonov, and Antonwicz. The great popularity of the original baptismal name throughout Christendom, is largely due to two saints. The first being St. Anthony of Egypt (c251 to 331), founder of monasticism in the 4th Century, and the second, St. Anthony of Padua (1195 - 1231), who became a favoured disciple of St. Francis of Assisi. His learning and eloquence was so great that he is said to have drawn a congregation of fishes to raise their heads out of the sea and listen to him breathlessly! Amongst the earliest examples of the surname recording are those of William Antony, who was recorded in the tax charters of the county of Suffolk, England, in the year 1306, whilst in Germany in 1527 Schultheis Anthonius was recorded as being the Stadtschreiber (Town clerk) for the city of Kassel. The first recorded spelling of the family name in any country is probably that of John Antoyne, which was dated 1275, in the charters of the county of Worcester, England.Throughout the centuries, surnames in every country have continued to "develop" often leading to astonishing variants of the original spelling.

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  • Antic — oder Antić ist der Familienname folgender Personen: Boško Antić (* 1944), jugoslawischer Fußballspieler Čedomir Antić (* 1974), serbischer Politiker Dejan Antić (* 1968), serbischer Schachspieler Goran Antic (* 1985), Schweizer Fußballspieler… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • antic — ANTÍC, Ă, antici, ce, adj., s.m. şi f. I. adj. 1. Care a existat în trecutul îndepărtat sau datează de atunci. ♦ Care aparţine popoarelor din antichitate sau este caracteristic diferitelor aspecte ale culturii sau ale civilizaţiei lor. 2. În… …   Dicționar Român

  • Antic — An tic ([a^]n t[i^]k), a. [The same word as antique; cf. It. antico ancient. See {Antique}.] 1. Old; antique. (Zo[ o]l.) Lords of antic fame. Phaer. [1913 Webster] 2. Odd; fantastic; fanciful; grotesque; ludicrous. [1913 Webster] The antic… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • ANTIC — (AlphaNumeric Television Interface Controller) war ein Grafikbaustein in Computern der Firma Atari mit 6502 Prozessor. Die Besonderheit des Grafikbausteins war, dass er die sogenannte Displaylist abarbeitete, die für jede Bildschirmzeile… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Antic — An tic, n. 1. A buffoon or merry andrew; one that practices odd gesticulations; the Fool of the old play. [1913 Webster] 2. An odd imagery, device, or tracery; a fantastic figure. [1913 Webster] Woven with antics and wild imagery. Spenser. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • antic — n monkeyshine, caper, *prank, dido Analogous words: *trick, wile, artifice: *caprice, freak, vagary, whim: gambol, frolic, romp (see under PLAY vb) antic adj grotesque, bizarre, *fantastic Analogous words: preposterous, absurd, * …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • Antic — An tic, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Anticked}, {Antickt}.] To make appear like a buffoon. [Obs.] Shak. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Antic — An tic, v. i. To perform antics. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Antic — C est dans la Haute Garonne que le nom est le plus répandu (également 81, 82), on le trouve aussi en Catalogne. Variantes : Antich (31, 33), Antiq (04, 84, 64). Il correspond au latin antiquus (= vieux, ancien), et a été utilisé fréquemment comme …   Noms de famille

  • antic — (n.) 1520s, grotesque or comical gesture, from It. antico antique, from L. antiquus old (see ANTIQUE (Cf. antique)). Originally (like grotesque) a 16c. Italian word referring to the strange and fantastic representations on ancient murals… …   Etymology dictionary

  • antic — [n] funny act caper, dido, frolic, joke, lark, romp, shenanigan, tomfoolery, trick; concept 292 …   New thesaurus


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