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Dioscuri

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noun plural Di·os·cu·ri \ˌdī-əs-ˈkyu̇r-ˌī, dī-ˈäs-kyə-ˌrī\

Definition of Dioscuri

  1. :  the twins Castor and Pollux reunited as stars in the sky by Zeus after Castor's death and regarded as patrons of athletes and sailors



Origin and Etymology of dioscuri

New Latin, from Greek Dioskouroi, literally, sons of Zeus, from Dios (genitive of Zeus; akin to Latin divus divine) + kouroi, plural of kouros, koros boy — more at deity, crescent


First Known Use: 1640


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