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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun The ancestor of the Ionian Greeks.

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Examples

  • Hellen had three sons, Dorus, Xuthus, and Aeolus, parents of the Dorian, Ionic and Aeolian races, and the offspring of these was then detailed.

    Hesiod, Homeric Hymns, and Homerica

  • Aristotle reports the expression of a certain Xuthus, that “the universe would swell like the ocean,” if there were not void into which parts of the universe could withdraw, when compressed

    Pythagoreanism

  • A set of harpers and pipers, Anaxenor and Xuthus, the dancing-man

    The Lives of the Noble Grecians and Romans

  • Creusa, daughter of Erectheus King of Athens, is married to Xuthus but has no issue.

    Authors of Greece

  • Xuthus embraces Ion as his son in obedience to a command he has just received to greet as his child the first person he meets on leaving the shrine.

    Authors of Greece

  • 'And from Hellen the war-loving king sprang Dorus and Xuthus and Aeolus delighting in horses.

    Hesiod, the Homeric Hymns, and Homerica

  • Hellen had three sons, Dorus, Xuthus, and Aeolus, parents of the Dorian, Ionic and Aeolian races, and the offspring of these was then detailed.

    Hesiod, the Homeric Hymns, and Homerica

  • Seeing an unwonted dejection in him Xuthus learns the reason.

    Authors of Greece

  • Later, the Athenians, in obedience to oracles of the Delphic Apollo, and with the general agreement of all Hellas, despatched thirteen colonies at one time to Asia Minor, appointing leaders for each colony and giving the command-in-chief to Ion, son of Xuthus and Creusa (whom further Apollo at Delphi in the oracles had acknowledged as his son).

    The Ten Books on Architecture

  • Xuthus tells him he will take him to Athens merely as

    Authors of Greece

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