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Meaning of SCYLLA

Pronunciation:  'silu

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  (Greek mythology) a sea nymph transformed into a sea monster who lived on one side of a narrow strait; drowned and devoured sailors who tried to escape Charybdis (a whirlpool) on the other side of the strait
 

SCYLLA is a 6 letter word that starts with S.

 

 See Also: mythical being

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Scyl"la\, n.
A dangerous rock on the Italian coast opposite the whirpool
Charybdis on the coast of Sicily, -- both personified in
classical literature as ravenous monsters. The passage
between them was formerly considered perilous; hence, the
saying ``Between Scylla and Charybdis,'' signifying a great
peril on either hand.

 

 

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