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

  • n. Greek Mythology One of a Thessalian tribe who at the disastrous wedding of their king defeated the drunken centaurs.

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  • n. one of a semi-legendary, semi-historical race of Thessaly

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. One of the Lapithæ.


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  • Lucian brings in Aetamacles, a philosopher in his Lapith. convivio, much discontented that he was not invited amongst the rest, expostulating the matter, in a long epistle, with Aristenetus their host.

    Anatomy of Melancholy

  • Bacchiadai wished to marry her, was taken to wife by Aëtion the son of Echecrates, who was of the deme of Petra, but by original descent a Lapith and of the race of Caineus.

    The History of Herodotus

  • She liked the great Thessalian horses, which she had only known by hearsay, and was soon as bold on them as a Lapith boy; but up in the high hills we used the little Kentaur ponies with eyes in their feet, such as she had known at home.

    The Bull From The Sea

  • I thought of his Lapith band, and wondered what folk were like who seemed wild to these.

    The Bull From The Sea

  • It is a Lapith custom for the bride to make a progress with her train among the guests, who throw flowers and blessings, before the men's dancing that ends with carrying her away.

    The Bull From The Sea

  • But the Lapith kings have married often into Hellene houses; they know the right names of the gods, and the famous battle-lays, and the rules of war.

    The Bull From The Sea

  • That is an up-country name for the Moon Mistress; there was a good deal of Lapith in him, as well as Hellene.

    The Bull From The Sea

  • Half a month we stayed where the forest thins and the high woods are open, in a Lapith house of logs with a painted doorway.

    The Bull From The Sea

  • His was Lapith work, and very good, not what you would expect from looking at Lapiths; the hilt was covered with fine gold grains, and the blade had running horses done in silver.

    The Bull From The Sea

  • Pirithoos had found himself just the right girl: some great lord's daughter, and a Lapith of the Lapiths, one who like her mother before her would put up with a roving man.

    The Bull From The Sea


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