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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.

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Rhadamanthus m

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

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Latin, from Ancient Greek Ῥαδάμανθυς (Rhadámanthus).


  • IPA(key): /ˌɹæ.dəˈmæn.θəs/


Rhadamanthus (plural Rhadamanthuses)

  1. (Greek mythology) One of the three judges of the infernal regions.
  2. (figuratively) A strict and just judge.
    • 1859, Charles Dickens, The Haunted House
      It was in vain to be a Rhadamanthus with the bells, and if an unfortunate bell rang without leave, to have it down inexorably and silence it.

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