noun Etymology: Latin, from Greek Polyphēmos Date: 14th century a Cyclops whom Odysseus blinds in order to escape from his cave

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  • Polyphemus — (English launguage: fvmdkofmsdk, transliterated as Polyphemos in Robert Fitzgerald s translation) is a character in Greek mythology, one of the Cyclops. The one eyed son of Poseidon and Thoosa, his name means famous [Πολύφημος, famous .] .… …   Wikipedia

  • Polyphemus — Pol y*phe mus, n. [L. Polyphemus the one eyed Cyclops who was blinded by Ulysses.] (Zo[ o]l.) A very large American moth ({Telea polyphemus}) belonging to the Silkworm family ({Bombycid[ae]}). Its larva, which is very large, bright green, with… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • POLYPHEMUS — inter Cyclopas omnes, qui centum fuisse memorantur, viribus corporis formaeque magnitudine praestantissimus fuit; quibus vero parentibus ortus fuerit, nondum constat. Apollonius, Argon. l. 1. illum Neptunô et Europâ Tityi filiâ natum fuisse… …   Hofmann J. Lexicon universale

  • Polyphemus — steht für Polyphem, Kyklop in der griechischen Mythologie Polyphemus (Gattung), eine Gattung der Krebse Diese Seite ist eine Begriffsklärung zur Unterscheidung mehrerer mit demselben Wort bezeichneter Begriffe …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Polyphemus — Polyphemus, Gattung der Flohkrebse (Daphniden) des Süßwassers …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • Polyphemus — name of a Cyclops ( Odyssey, IX), lit. many voiced or else much spoken of. Also used as the name for a one eyed animal …   Etymology dictionary

  • Polyphemus — [päl΄i fē′məs] n. in Homer s Odyssey, a Cyclops who confines Odysseus and his companions in a cave until Odysseus blinds him so that they can escape …   English World dictionary

  • Polyphemus — /pol euh fee meuhs/, n. Class. Myth. a Cyclops who was blinded by Odysseus. * * * In Greek mythology, a Cyclops. He was the son of Poseidon and the nymph Thoösa. When Odysseus and his companions were cast ashore on the coast of Sicily, Polyphemus …   Universalium

  • Polyphemus —    From Greek mythology, one of the Cyclopes. These one eyed giants forged Zeus thunderbolts. They are very fierce and have a savage temper. The three Cyclopes were named Brontes, Steropes and Arges. Greek mythology has two other groups of one… …   The writer's dictionary of science fiction, fantasy, horror and mythology

  • Polyphemus — noun A cyclops in Homers Odyssey …   Wiktionary

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