from The Century Dictionary.
- noun In classical mythology, a personification of wealth, described as a son of lasion and Demeter, and intimately associated with Eirene or Peace, who is often represented in art grouped with the infant Plutus.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- noun (Class. Myth.) The son of Jason and Ceres, and the god of wealth. He was represented as bearing a cornucopia, and as blind, because his gifts were bestowed without discrimination of merit.
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You will, I know, excuse my thus hurrying you, when you recollect that cupid and plutus are the masters under whom I serve; and they are furious drivers.
It is entitled, "The Boke of Codrus and Mynaclus," over the cut of a priest, with a shaven crown, writing at a plutus.
Another edition with the title over the cut of a pricft fitting with a plutus before him, as defcribed in p. 251.