Talaria Ta*la"ri*a, n. pl. [L., from talaris pertaining to the ankles, fr. talus ankle.] (Class. Myth.) Small wings or winged shoes represented as fastened to the ankles, -- chiefly used as an attribute of Mercury. [1913 Webster]

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  • Talaria — are winged sandals, a typical icon of the Greek Messenger God Hermes (Roman equivalent Mercury). They were said to be made of imperishable gold and flew the god as swift as any bird. The name is from the Latin talaria , from neuter plural of… …   Wikipedia

  • Talarīa — (lat.), 1) Flügelschuhe, wie sie von den Alten dem Hermes (s.d.) beigelegt wurden; 2) Kleider, welche bis an die Knöchel herabreichen …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • TALARIA — urbs Syracosiorum. Gentile Talarinus, Stephan …   Hofmann J. Lexicon universale

  • talaria — [tə ler′ē ə, təlar′ē ə] pl.n. [L < talaris, of the ankles < talus, ankle] winged sandals or wings on the ankles, represented in mythology as an attribute, esp. of Hermes, or Mercury …   English World dictionary

  • Talaria — Une des plus anciennes représentations connues[1] : Persée, portant des talaria et la kibisis jetée sur l épaule, détourne la tête pour tuer Méduse, pithos orientalisant à reliefs, v. 660 av. J. C., m …   Wikipédia en Français

  • talaria — /teuh lair ee euh/, n.pl. Class. Myth. the wings or winged sandals on the feet of Hermes, or Mercury. [ < L talaria, n. use of neut. pl. of TALARIS attached to the ankles, equiv. to tal(us) ankle + aris AR1] * * * …   Universalium

  • talaria — noun The winged sandals worn by Hermes / Mercury …   Wiktionary

  • TALARIA —    wings attached to the ankles or sandals of Mercury as the messenger of the gods …   The Nuttall Encyclopaedia

  • talaria — n. winged sandals worn by the gods Mercury and Hermes (Classical Mythology); wings depicted on the ankles or feet (in the style of the gods Mercury and Hermes) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • talaria — [tə lɛ:rɪə] plural noun (in Roman mythology) winged sandals, as worn by the god Mercury. Origin L., neut. plural of talaris, from talus ankle …   English new terms dictionary

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