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Nessus

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noun Nes·sus \ˈne-səs\

Definition of Nessus

  1. :  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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