American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. Greek Mythology A Titan who stole fire from Olympus and gave it to humankind, for which Zeus chained him to a rock and sent an eagle to eat his liver, which grew back daily.
- n. The satellite of Saturn that is third in distance from the planet.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In entomology: The popular name and also the technical specific name of a large silk-spinning moth, Attacus prometheus, or Telea or Callosamia promethea. The male moth is of a dark rich smoky or amber brown, the female of a lighter rusty or reddish brown. In both sexes the wings are crossed by a wavy whitish line near the middle, and have a wide clay-colored border. Near the tips of the fore wings there is an eye-like spot within a bluish-white crescent, and in the female there is an angular reddish-white spot, edged with black, near the middle of each wing. The eggs are laid in little clusters of five or six upon twigs in the spring. The larva or worm is delicate bluish-white with a faint pruinescence, with four black tubercles on the thorax. It feeds on ash, sassafras, wild cherry, lilac, maple, plum, poplar, birch, and other trees. The cocoon is oblong, dense, gray, and remarkable for the long tough band of silk which suspends it and which is securely wrapped around the supporting twig. Also promethea, promethia.
- n. [capitalized] A genus of moths.
- n. In ornithology, the Blackburnian warbler, Dendrœca blackburniæ: so named by Coues from the flame color of the breast.
- n. A male given name
- n. Greek mythology The Titan chiefly honored for stealing fire from Zeus in the stalk of a fennel plant and giving it to mortals for their use. The god of fire and craft.
- n. astronomy A moon of the planet Saturn.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. (Class. Myth.) The son of Iapetus (one of the Titans) and Clymene, fabled by the poets to have surpassed all mankind in knowledge, and to have formed men of clay to whom he gave life by means of fire stolen from heaven. Jupiter, being angry at this, sent Mercury to bind Prometheus to Mount Caucasus, where a vulture preyed upon his liver.
- n. (Greek mythology) the Titan who stole fire from Olympus and gave it to mankind; Zeus punished him by chaining him to a rock where an eagle gnawed at his liver until Hercules rescued him
- From Ancient Greek Προμηθεύς, from πρό ("before") + μήδεα ("thoughts, ruses, concerns") (Wiktionary)
- Latin Promētheus, from Greek. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
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