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noun Scyl·la \ˈsi-lə\

Definition of Scylla

  1. :  a nymph changed into a monster in Greek mythology who terrorizes mariners in the Strait of Messina

between Scylla and Charybdis

  1. :  between two equally hazardous alternatives

Origin and Etymology of scylla

Latin, from Greek Skyllē

First Known Use: 14th century

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