Especially with reference to a woman: the quality or state of being bad-tempered or overbearing; violence of temper or disposition.
Early 18th century; earliest use found in Edward Ward (1667–1731), satirist. From termagant: see -ancy.
“She’s prone to fits of termagancy when the men folk don’t follow her instructions.”
Introductory study, especially of the literary and external history of the Bible prior to exegesis.
Mid 19th century: plural of isagogic, via Latin from Greek eisagōgikos, from eisagōgē ‘introduction’, from eis ‘into’ + agein ‘to lead’.