from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Greek Mythology A hero and king of Athens who slew the Minotaur and united Attica.
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- proper n. A legendary Ancient Greek hero most famous for defeating the minotaur in the labyrinth of Crete.
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- n. (Greek mythology) a hero and king of Athens who was noted for his many great deeds: killed Procrustes and the Minotaur and defeated the Amazons and united Attica
From Ancient Greek Θησεύς (Thēseus). His name comes from the same root as θεσμός (thesmos), Greek for “institution”. (Wiktionary)