Nessus


Nes·sus

noun \ˈne-səs\

Definition of NESSUS

:  a centaur slain by Hercules for trying to carry away Hercules' wife but avenged by means of a poisoned garment that causes Hercules to die in torment

Origin of NESSUS

Latin, from Greek Nessos
First Known Use: 14th century

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