Tantalus

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Translingual[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Ancient Greek Τάνταλος (Tántalos, Tantalus), a Phrygian king in Greek mythology who was condemned to stand in a pool of water which receded every time he tried to drink, and with overhanging branches of fruit which pulled back whenever he tried to eat.

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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