autolycus


autolycus

Autolycus [aw-tol-i-kuh s] EXAMPLES| noun Classical Mythology. a thief, the son of Hermes and Chione, and the grandfather of Odysseus. He possessed the power of changing the shape of whatever he stole and of making it and himself invisible. Liberaldictionary.com

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  • Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019 Examples from the Web for autolycus Historical Examples of autolycus

  • And so this supper party, assembled in honour of Autolycus, broke up.

    The Symposium

    Xenophon

  • Autolycus was seated next his father, as was natural, while the rest reclined on couches.

    The Symposium

    Xenophon

  • At that, Autolycus, whose hour for walking exercise had now come, arose.

    The Symposium

    Xenophon

  • That of the visit of Ulysses to the court of Autolycus, in Od.

    Studies on Homer and the Homeric Age, Vol. 1 of 3

    W. E. Gladstone

  • Then came the ghost of my dead mother Anticlea, daughter to Autolycus.

    The Odyssey

    Homer

  • British Dictionary definitions for autolycus Autolycus 1 noun a crater in the NW quadrant of the moon about 38 km in diameter and 3000 m deep Autolycus 2 noun Greek myth a thief who stole cattle from his neighbour Sisyphus and prevented him from recognizing them by making them invisible Collins English Dictionary – Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

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