from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A legendary figure who, out of devotion, pledged his life as a guarantee that his condemned friend Pythias would return to face execution. Both were subsequently pardoned.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- proper n. A male given name
- proper n. An English and Scottish patronymic surname.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Same as daman.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. the friend of Phintias who pledged his life that Phintias would return (4th century BC)
From Ancient Greek Δάμων, a name famous for the story of Damon and Pythias; derivative of δαμάζω ("to tame, subdue"). (Wiktionary)