from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Greek Mythology A king of Thessaly who committed parricide and attempted to rape Hera and was punished by Zeus by being bound to a perpetually revolving wheel in Hades.
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- proper n. King of Lapiths, who was punished by Zeus for trying to seduce Hera by being bound to winged fiery wheel that was always spinning.
- proper n. A Kuiper belt object (KBO), 28978 Ixion (provisional designation 2001 KX76)
From Latin Ixīōn, from Ancient Greek Ἰξίων (Iksiōn). (Wiktionary)