from The Century Dictionary.
- noun One who or that which averts or turns away.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- noun One who, or that which, averts.
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- noun One who, or that which,
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The traits that define Apollo--bringer and averter of destruction, healing powers, aloofness and withdrawal, youthful beauty, skill in the lyre. . .
With our household, I'm the crisis averter/handler when he is here or gone somewhere.
She is supposed to be the averter of malicious gossip.
Prayers and sacrifices were to be offered him, as an averter of evil.
(L.J. S.) [v. 04 p. 0967] C.LAMIS, an Athenian sculptor of the first half of the 5th century B.C. He made statues of Apollo the averter of ill, Hermes the ram-bearer, Aphrodite and other deities, as well as part of a chariot group for Hiero, king of Syracuse.
In the Mahratta districts of the Central Provinces, says the _Census Report_ for 1901, in recent years an unavoidable scepticism as to his efficiency has tended to reduce the earnings of the Garpagari or averter of hail from the crops.
The good Bhagat is called Nimbu-katna or lemon-cutter, a lemon speared on a knife being a powerful averter of evil spirits.
The Garpagari, or hail-averter, is a regular village menial, his duty being to avert hail-storms from the crops, like the qalazof'ulax in ancient Greece.
Here the red colour which predominates in the bridegroom's decorations is lucky for the reasons given in the article on Lakhera; the blacking of the eyes is also considered to keep off evil spirits; betel-leaf is itself a powerful agent of magic and averter of spirits, and to the same end the bridegroom carries iron in the shape of the dagger.
The LXX. and Josephus understand by the term “the averter of ills,” and the Vulgate “caper emissarius.”