Scylla
Scylla Scyl"la, n. A dangerous rock on the Italian coast opposite the whirpool Charybdis on the coast of Sicily, -- both personified in classical literature as ravenous monsters. The passage between them was formerly considered perilous; hence, the saying ``Between Scylla and Charybdis,'' signifying a great peril on either hand. [1913 Webster]

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  • Scylla — (pronEng|ˈsɪlə; gr. Σκύλλα, Skulla ), also known as Scylle (pronEng|ˈsɪli; gr. Σκύλλη, Skullē ), was one of the two monsters in Greek mythology (the other being Charybdis) that lived on either side of a narrow channel of water. The two sides of… …   Wikipedia

  • Scylla — SCYLLA, æ, Gr. Σκύλλα, ης, (⇒ Tab. V.) 1 §. Namen. Diesen leiten einige von σκυλλάω, ich beraube, her. Nat. Com. l. VIII. c. 12. Andere holen ihn von σκύλλειν, plagen, und die dritten von σκύλλαξ, ein junger Hund. Becmann. Orig. L. L. in… …   Gründliches mythologisches Lexikon

  • Scylla — [sil′ə] n. [L < Gr Skylla] a dangerous rock on the Italian side of the Straits of Messina, opposite the whirlpool Charybdis: in classical mythology both Scylla and Charybdis were personified as female monsters a dangerous rock on the Italian… …   English World dictionary

  • Scylla — (Myth.), s. Skylla …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • Scylla — Scylla, s. Skylla …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • Scylla — Scylla, sagenhaftes Ungeheuer, s. Skylla …   Kleines Konversations-Lexikon

  • Scylla — Scylla, s. Charybdis und Scilla …   Herders Conversations-Lexikon

  • Scylla — écueil du détroit de Messine. V. Charybde …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • SCYLLA — I. SCYLLA Phorci filia, quae cum mutuô Glauci amore teneretur, indignata Circe, quae Glaucum misere deperibat, Scyllam sibi ab illo praeferri, fontem, in quo illa lavari solebat, noxiis herbis veneficiisque infecit. Cuius rei illa ignara, cum… …   Hofmann J. Lexicon universale

  • Scylla — Aus der Scylla in die Charybdis geraten: aus einer Gefahr gerettet werden und in eine größere kommen. Vergleiche niederländisch ›van Scylla in Charybdis vervallen‹; vgl. französisch ›tomber de Charybde en Scylla‹, auch die parodistische Form:… …   Das Wörterbuch der Idiome

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