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EtymologyEdit

From New Latin Scylla, from Ancient Greek Σκύλλα (Skúlla).

Proper nounEdit

Scylla f

  1. A taxonomic genus within the family Portunidae – mud crab, mangrove crab.

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EtymologyEdit

From Latin Scylla, from Ancient Greek Σκύλλα (Skúlla).

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Proper nounEdit

Scylla

  1. A dangerous rock on the Italian coast opposite the whirlpool Charybdis on the coast of Sicily. The passage between Scylla and Charybdis was formerly considered perilous; hence, the saying between Scylla and Charybdis signifies a great peril on either hand.
  2. (Greek mythology) A personification of said rock as a ravenous monster.
  3. (Greek mythology) A princess, daughter of King Nisos of Megara, who fell in love with King Minos and betrayed her city to him.
  4. (astronomy) The main belt asteroid 155 Scylla.

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LatinEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Ancient Greek Σκύλλα (Skúlla).

Proper nounEdit

Scylla f (genitive Scyllae); first declension

  1. Scylla (rock on the Italian coast)
  2. (Greek mythology) Scylla (a ravenous monster)

DeclensionEdit

First declension.

Case Singular
Nominative Scylla
Genitive Scyllae
Dative Scyllae
Accusative Scyllam
Ablative Scyllā
Vocative Scylla

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