Nauplius

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Particularly: "genus of family Cyclopidae"
Nauplius sericeus

Etymology[edit]

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Proper noun[edit]

Nauplius m

  1. A taxonomic genus within the family Cyclopidae — certain crustaceans, sometimes placed within Cyclops.
  2. A taxonomic genus within the family Asteraceae — certain flowering plants, sometimes included in Asteriscus.

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A depiction of Nauplius (the younger), ruler of Euboea
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Etymology[edit]

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Proper noun[edit]

Nauplius

  1. (Greek mythology) A son of the god Poseidon by Amymone, daughter of Danaus, and founder of the city of Nauplia.
  2. (Greek mythology) A descendant of the founder of Nauplia who ruled the city (alternatively, Euboea), was one of the Argonauts, and was father to Palamedes, who fought in the Trojan War.
    • 2003, Giovanni Boccaccio, Virginia Brown (translator), Famous Women, page 81,
      But according to Lycophron, the last of the Greek poets, Penelope committed adultery with one of the suitors at the persuasion of the aged Nauplius, who avenged the death of his son Palamedes by enticing almost all the wives of the Greeks into prostitution.
    • 2013, Isabelle Torrance, Metapoetry in Euripides, page 145,
      A scene from Aristophanes' Women at the Thesmophoria (765-84) preserves a parody of the event which featured Palamedes' brother Oeax writing a message on oars in the hope that one will reach his father Nauplius with news of the betrayal and murder.

Usage notes[edit]

Some writers treat the two as one (very long-lived) person.