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Rhadamanthus

TranslingualEdit

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EtymologyEdit

New Latin, from Ancient Greek Ῥαδάμανθυς (Rhadámanthus, name of a son of Zeus and Europa, one of the three judges of the dead) The name is pre-Greek, of unknown meaning, possibly of Phoenician origin.

Proper nounEdit

Rhadamanthus m

  1. A taxonomic genus within the family Hyacinthaceae — renamed as Drimia.

See alsoEdit


EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

Latin, from Ancient Greek.

NounEdit

Rhadamanthus (plural Rhadamanthuses)

  1. (Greek mythology) One of the three judges of the infernal regions.
  2. (figuratively) A strict and just judge.

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.