Turkish pronunciation sînîk
, doubting thomas
Etymology [ 'si-nik ] (noun.) 1545. Derived either from the portico in Athens called Κυνόσαργες (Kunosarges), the earliest home of the Cynic school, or from the Ancient Greek word for a "dog" (κύων (kúōn)), in contemptuous allusion to the uncouth and aggressive manners adopted by the members of the school.