Scylla

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Scylla f

  1. A taxonomic genus within the family Portunidae – mud crab, mangrove crab.

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Etymology[edit]

From Latin Scylla, from Ancient Greek Σκύλλα (Skúlla).

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Scylla

  1. A dangerous rock on the Italian coast opposite the whirlpool Charybdis on the coast of Sicily. The passage between Scylla and Charybdis was formerly considered perilous; hence, the saying between Scylla and Charybdis signifies a great peril on either hand.
  2. (Greek mythology) A personification of the above rock as a ravenous monster.

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Etymology[edit]

From Ancient Greek Σκύλλα (Skúlla).

Proper noun[edit]

Scylla f (genitive Scyllae); first declension

  1. Scylla (rock on the Italian coast)
  2. (Greek mythology) Scylla (a ravenous monster)

Declension[edit]

First declension.

Case Singular
Nominative Scylla
Genitive Scyllae
Dative Scyllae
Accusative Scyllam
Ablative Scyllā
Vocative Scylla

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