cyclops
noun Etymology: Latin, from Greek Kyklōps, from kykl- cycl- + ōps eye Date: 1513 1. plural cyclopes capitalized any of a race of giants in Greek mythology with a single eye in the middle of the forehead 2. plural cyclops [New Latin, genus name, from Latin] any of a genus (Cyclops) of freshwater predatory copepods having a single median eye

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  • Cyclops — Cyclops …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Cyclops — ► NOUN 1) (pl. Cyclops, Cyclopses, or Cyclopes) Greek Mythology a member of a race of savage one eyed giants. 2) (cyclops) a minute freshwater crustacean which has a cylindrical body with a single central eye. ORIGIN from Greek Kukl …   English terms dictionary

  • Cyclops — Cy clops (s? kl?ps), n. sing. & pl. [L. Cyclops, Gr. Ky klwps (strictly round eyed), pl. Ky klwpes; ky klos circle + w ps eye.] 1. (Gr. Myth.) One of a race of giants, sons of Neptune and Amphitrite, having but one eye, and that in the middle of… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Cyclops — (Hüpferling), s. Ruderfüßer …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • Cyclops —   [griechisch], Gattung der Ruderfußkrebse …   Universal-Lexikon

  • cyclops — (pl. cyclopes), 1510s, from Latin, from Gk. kyklops, lit. round eyed, from stem of kyklos (see CYCLE (Cf. cycle) (n.)) + ops (see EYE (Cf. eye) (n.)). One of a race of one eyed giants who forged thunderbolts for Zeus, built the walls of Mycenae,… …   Etymology dictionary

  • Cyclops — a mythological one eyed giant, is pronounced siy klops, and its plural is Cyclopes, pronounced siy kloh peez …   Modern English usage

  • Cyclops — [sī′kläps΄] n. pl. Cyclopes [sī klō′pēz΄] [L < Gr Kyklōps, lit., round eyed < kyklos (see WHEEL) + ōps, EYE] Gr. Myth. any of a race of giants who have only one eye, in the middle of the forehead …   English World dictionary

  • Cyclops — Cyclops …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Cyclops — Polyphemus, by Johann Heinrich Wilhelm Tischbein, 1802 (Landesmuseum Oldenburg) This article is about the mythical creature. For other uses, see Cyclops (disambiguation). A cyclops ( …   Wikipedia

  • Cyclops — Hüpferlinge Hüpferling (Cyclops) Systematik Klasse: Maxillopoda Unterklasse …   Deutsch Wikipedia

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