Damoclean
adjective see Damocles

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • damoclean — |damə|klēən adjective Usage: usually capitalized Etymology: Damocles, 4th century B.C. courtier in the retinue of Dionysius the Elder of Syracuse + English an more at sword of damocles 1. : of or relating to Damocles 2. : involving imminent… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Damoclean — adj. of Damocles (legendary Greek character from whose name the expression sword of Damocles was taken) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • damoclean — dam·o·cle·an …   English syllables

  • 'Damocles —    , DAMOCLEAN    The story of the sword of Damocles, told by the Roman orator Cicero, points out that perils and responsibilities often accompany royalty. It also symbolizes the uncertainty of human greatness and life in general. When we say… …   Dictionary of eponyms

  • Damocles — Damoclean /dam euh klee euhn/, adj. /dam euh kleez /, n. 1. a flatterer who, having extolled the happiness of Dionysius, tyrant of Syracuse, was seated at a banquet with a sword suspended over his head by a single hair to show him the perilous… …   Universalium

  • Damocles — noun Etymology: Latin, from Greek Damoklēs Date: 1578 a courtier of ancient Syracuse held to have been seated at a banquet beneath a sword hung by a single hair • Damoclean adjective …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 5335 Damocles — Discovery Discovered by Robert H. McNaught Discovery date February 18, 1991 Designations Named after Damocles …   Wikipedia

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  • Damocles — /ˈdæməkliz/ (say damuhkleez) noun Classical Legend a flatterer, who, having extolled the happiness of Dionysius, tyrant of Syracuse, was placed at a banquet with a sword suspended over his head by a single hair, to show him the perilous nature of …   Australian English dictionary

  • WISSENSCHAFT DES JUDENTUMS — (Ger.; Science of Judaism ; in Hebrew Ḥokhmat Yisrael). Origin and Definition The term Wissenschaft des Judentums first made its appearance among young Jewish intellectuals during the 1810s and 1820s. Its principal objective, as it was then… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

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