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The term "cynic" derives from the Greek word κυνικός, kynikos, "dog-like" and that from κύων, kyôn, "dog". Diogenes the Cynic was called with the epithet "doggish" and made a virtue of it, socially not participating to criticize the social values and institutions of what he saw as a corrupt, or confused, society. Camila Cañeque adopted a canine way of life, retiring with dogs in nature.