Rhadamanthus
noun Date: 15th century a judge of the underworld in Greek mythology

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  • RHADAMANTHUS — Iovis ex Europa fil. Rex Lyciae, qui quod severus fuerit iustitiae minister, finguitur a poetis apod in feros nocentum culpas explorare. Virgil. Aen. l. 6. v. 566. Gnosius haec Rhadamanthus habet durissima regna, Castigatque auditque dolos,… …   Hofmann J. Lexicon universale

  • Rhadamanthus — bezeichnet eine Gattung der Hyazinthengewächse (Hyacinthaceae), siehe Rhadamanthus (Gattung) einen Asteroiden, siehe (38083) Rhadamanthus Diese Seite ist eine Begriffsklärung zur Unterscheidung mehrerer mit demselben Wort …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Rhadamanthus — Rhad a*man thus, prop. n. [L., fr. Gr. ???.] (Greek Mythol.) One of the three judges of the infernal regions; figuratively, a strictly just judge. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Rhadamanthus — Rhadamanthus, myth., des Minos Bruder, Gehilfe und Nachfolger, wie er Todtenrichter in der Unterwelt …   Herders Conversations-Lexikon

  • Rhadamanthus — [rad΄ə man′thisrad΄ə man′thəs] n. 〚L < Gr Rhadamanthos〛 Gr. Myth. a son of Zeus and Europa, rewarded for his exemplary justice by being made, after his death, a judge of the dead in the lower world: also Rhadamanthys [rad΄ə man′this]… …   Universalium

  • Rhadamanthus — 1580s, from Latin, from Gk. Rhadamanthos, one of the judges of the lower world (son of Zeus and Europa); used allusively of inflexible judges …   Etymology dictionary

  • Rhadamanthus — [rad΄ə man′thisrad΄ə man′thəs] n. [L < Gr Rhadamanthos] Gr. Myth. a son of Zeus and Europa, rewarded for his exemplary justice by being made, after his death, a judge of the dead in the lower world: also Rhadamanthys [rad΄ə man′this]… …   English World dictionary

  • Rhadamanthus — For other uses, see Rhadamanthus (disambiguation). Greek underworld Residents Aeacus Cerberus Charon Erinyes Hades Hecate …   Wikipedia

  • Rhadamanthus — Synonyms and related words: Aeacus, Aides, Aidoneus, Astraea, Cerberus, Charon, Cora, Despoina, Dike, Dis, Dis pater, Erebus, Hades, Hel, Jupiter Fidius, Justice, Justitia, Kore, Loki, Minos, Nemesis, Orcus, Osiris, Persephassa, Persephone, Pluto …   Moby Thesaurus

  • RHADAMANTHUS —    in the Greek mythology a son of Zeus and Europa, and a brother of MINOS (q.v.), was distinguished among men for his strict justice, and was after his death appointed one of the Judges of the dead in the nether world along with Æacus and Minos …   The Nuttall Encyclopaedia

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