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Polyphemus

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noun Poly·phe·mus \ˌpä-lə-ˈfē-məs\

Definition of Polyphemus

  1. :  a Cyclops whom Odysseus blinds in order to escape from his cave



Origin of polyphemus

Latin, from Greek Polyphēmos


First Known Use: 14th century

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