MEANING: adjective: Sycophantic.

ETYMOLOGY: From Gnatho, a sycophant in the comedy Eunuchus (The Eunuch) by the Roman playwright Terence, written in 161 BCE. The name is coined from the Greek word gnathos (jaw). The subject of Gnatho’s flattery, Thraso, has also given a word to the English language: thrasonical. Earliest documented use: 1637.

NATHONIC - like a Coney Island hot dog

GRATHONIC - my lawn with a lisp

IGNATHONIC - pertaining to St Ignatz