Mimic vs Archimime - What's the difference?

mimic | archimime |


As nouns the difference between mimic and archimime

is that mimic is a person who practices mimicry, or mime while archimime is the chief jester or mimic who would imitate the dead person as part of ancient roman funeral processions.

As a verb mimic

is to imitate, especially in order to ridicule.

As an adjective mimic

is pertaining to mimicry; imitative.

mimic

English

Alternative forms

* mimick

Verb

  • To imitate, especially in order to ridicule.
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  • (biology) To take on the appearance of another, for protection or camouflage.
  • Synonyms

    * See also

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • A person who practices mimicry, or mime.
  • An imitation.
  • Adjective

    (en adjective)
  • Pertaining to mimicry; imitative.
  • *, II.12:
  • I think every man is cloied and wearied, with seeing so many apish and mimicke trickes, that juglers teach their Dogges, as the dances, where they misse not one cadence of the sounds or notes they heare.
  • * Milton
  • Oft, in her absence, mimic fancy wakes / To imitate her.
  • * Wordsworth
  • Mimic hootings.
  • Mock, pretended.
  • (mineralogy) Imitative; characterized by resemblance to other forms; applied to crystals which by twinning resemble simple forms of a higher grade of symmetry.
  • archimime

    English

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • The chief jester or mimic who would imitate the dead person as part of ancient Roman funeral processions.
  • * 1658': The '''''Archimime'' or ''Jester'' attending the Funerall train, and imitating the speeches, gesture, and manners of the deceased, was too light for such solemnities — Sir Thomas Browne, ''Urne-Burial (Penguin 2005, p. 37)