Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Greek Mythology A whirlpool off the Sicilian coast, opposite the cave of Scylla.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • proper n. A dangerous whirlpool on the coast of Sicily opposite Scylla on the Italian coast.
  • proper n. A personification of the above whirlpool as a female monster.
  • proper n. A general term for any dangerous whirlpool

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A dangerous whirlpool on the coast of Sicily opposite Scylla on the Italian coast. It is personified as a female monster. See Scylla.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. See Scylla.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. (Greek mythology) a ship-devouring whirlpool lying on the other side of a narrow strait from Scylla

Etymologies

Sorry, no etymologies found.

Examples

Wordnik is becoming a not-for-profit! Read our announcement here.

Comments

Log in or sign up to get involved in the conversation. It's quick and easy.