Tantalus

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Proper noun[edit]

Tantalus m

  1. (obsolete) Mycteria, the genus of certain storks.

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English[edit]

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Proper noun[edit]

Tantalus

  1. (Greek mythology) A Phrygian king who was condemned to remain in Tartarus, chin deep in water, with fruit-laden branches hanging above his head; whenever he tried to drink or eat, the water and fruit receded out of reach.

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