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Scylla paramamosain

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

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Scylla f

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

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

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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.
    • 1837, L[etitia] E[lizabeth] L[andon], “Chapter XII. Lady Marchmont’s Journal.”, in Ethel Churchill: Or, The Two Brides. [], volume III, London: Henry Colburn, [], →OCLC, page 85:
      I have never yet been able to steer my lovers through the Scylla of presence, or the Charybdis of absence.
  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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From Latin Scylla, from Ancient Greek Σκύλλα (Skúlla).

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Scylla f

  1. (Greek mythology) Scylla
    de Charybde en Scyllabetween Scylla and Charybdis

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From Ancient Greek Σκύλλα (Skúlla).

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Scylla f sg (genitive Scyllae); first declension

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

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First-declension noun, singular only.

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

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