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from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Having the characteristics of Circe, daughter of Sol and Perseis, a mythological enchantress, who first charmed her victims and then changed them to the forms of beasts; pleasing, but noxious.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Pertaining to Circe, in Greek mythology a beautiful sorceress, who is represented by Homer as having converted the companions of Ulysses into swine by means of an enchanted beverage; hence, fascinating but brutifying; infatuating and depraving: as, a Circean draught.


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  • After Circe from the Odyssey?

    April 7, 2008

  • Having the quality of being seductively attractive yet noxious. Wow.

    April 6, 2008