Typhoean
Typhoean Ty*pho"["e]*an, a. [L. Typhoius, from Typhoeus, Gr. ?, ?.] Of or pertaining to Typhoeus (t[-i]*f[=o]"[=u]s), the fabled giant of Greek mythology, having a hundred heads; resembling Typhoeus. [1913 Webster]

Note: Sometimes incorrectly written and pronounced Ty-ph[oe]"an, or Ty-phe" an. [1913 Webster]


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  • typhoean — (ˈ)tī|fēən adjective Usage: usually capitalized Etymology: Latin Typhoeus, giant of Greek mythology buried under Mt. Etna (from Greek Typhōeus) + English an : of, relating to, or resembling the mythical monstrous giant Typhoeus * * * Typhoean /tī …   Useful english dictionary

  • Typhoean — adjective see Typhoeus …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • typhoean — ty·phoe·an …   English syllables

  • Typhoeus — noun Etymology: Latin, from Greek Typhōeus Date: circa 1560 Typhon • Typhoean adjective …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Typhoeus — [tī fō′ē əs, tī fō′yo͞os΄; tīfē′əs] n. 〚L < Gr Typhōeus〛 Gr. Myth. a monster with a hundred heads, killed by Zeus Typhoean [tīfō′ē ən, tīfē′ən] adj. * * * …   Universalium

  • Typhoeus — [tī fō′ē əs, tī fō′yo͞os΄; tīfē′əs] n. [L < Gr Typhōeus] Gr. Myth. a monster with a hundred heads, killed by Zeus Typhoean [tīfō′ē ən, tīfē′ən] adj …   English World dictionary

  • Typhoeus — noun (Greek mythology) son of Gaea and Tartarus who created the whirlwinds; had a terrifying voice and 100 dragon heads that spurted fire • Topics: ↑Greek mythology • Hypernyms: ↑mythical monster, ↑mythical creature * * * Typhoeus /tī fōˈyəs, tī… …   Useful english dictionary

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