Charybdis

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Etymology[edit]

From Ancient Greek Χάρυβδις (Khárubdis).

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Charybdis

  1. A dangerous whirlpool on the coast of Sicily opposite Scylla on the Italian coast.
  2. (Greek mythology) A personification of the above whirlpool as a female monster.
  3. A general term for any dangerous whirlpool.
    • 1638: Herbert, Sir Thomas, Some yeares travels into divers parts of Asia and Afrique
      …that night, wee ſailed merrily by the Maſcarenas, a Charybdis in 21 degrees, var.13 and 17 minutes…
    • 1832 Bell, James A system of geography, popular and scientific
      The tide here sets in alternately from N. to S. and from S. to N., which causes the whirlpool of Galofaro, the Charybdis of the ancients.
    • 1842 Schiller, Friedrich poem Der Taucher (written in 1797) published in English in Blackwood's Magazine volume 52
      Lo! the wave that for ever devours the wave / Casts roaringly up the charybdis again…

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Charybdis

  1. Charybdis (monster)

Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Ancient Greek Χάρυβδις (Khárubdis).

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Proper noun[edit]

Charybdis f sg (genitive Charybdis); third declension

  1. Charybdis

Declension[edit]

Third-declension noun (i-stem), singular only.

Case Singular
Nominative Charybdis
Genitive Charybdis
Dative Charybdī
Accusative Charybdim
Charybdin
Ablative Charybdī
Vocative Charybdis

References[edit]

  • Charybdis in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short, A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1879
  • Charybdis in William Smith, editor, A Dictionary of Greek and Roman Geography, volume 1 & 2, London: Walton and Maberly, 1854, 1857
  • Charybdis in Gaffiot, Félix, Dictionnaire illustré Latin-Français, Hachette, 1934
  • Charybdis in Georges, Karl Ernst; Georges, Ausführliches lateinisch-deutsches Handwörterbuch, Hahnsche Buchhandlung, 1913–1918