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Meaning of TYPHON

Pronunciation:  'tIfân

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  (Greek mythology) a monster with a hundred heads and one of the whirlwinds; son of Typhoeus and Echidna; father of Cerberus and the Chimera and the Sphinx
 

TYPHON is a 6 letter word that starts with T.

 

 See Also: mythical creature, mythical monster

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Ty"phon\, n. [Gr. ?, and ?. See {Typhoon}.] (Class.
Mythol.)
1. According to Hesiod, the son of Typhoeus, and father of
   the winds, but later identified with him.



Note: By modern writers, Typhon is identified with the
      Egyptian Set, who represents physical evil. --Encyc.
      Brit.

2. A violent whirlwind; a typhoon. [Obs.]

         The circling typhon whirled from point to point.
                                               --Thomson.

 

 

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