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Meaning of CERBERUS

Pronunciation:  'surburus

WordNet Dictionary
[n]  (Greek mythology) 3-headed dog guarding the entrance to Hades; son of Typhon

CERBERUS is a 8 letter word that starts with C.


 See Also: mythical creature, mythical monster



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Cer"be*rus\, n. [L. Cerberus (in sense 1), gr. ?.]
1. (Class. Myth.) A monster, in the shape of a three-headed
   dog, guarding the entrance into the infernal regions,
   Hence: Any vigilant custodian or guardian, esp. if surly.

2. (Zo["o]l.) A genus of East Indian serpents, allied to the
   pythons; the bokadam.

Thesaurus Terms
 Related Terms: Aides, Aidoneus, bandog, Charon, Cora, Despoina, Dis, Dis pater, Erebus, guard dog, Hades, Hel, Kore, Loki, Minos, Orcus, Osiris, Persephassa, Persephone, Pluto, Proserpina, Proserpine, Rhadamanthus, Satan, watchdog