(in literature, especially comedy) an old man as a stock figure.
From Latin, ‘old man’.
“The foolish senex made the entire play, it was hilarious.”
Something or someone that one vehemently dislikes/ A strong curse.
Early 16th century: from ecclesiastical Latin, ‘excommunicated person, excommunication’, from Greek anathema ‘thing dedicated’, (later) ‘thing devoted to evil, accursed thing’, from anatithenai ‘to set up’.