noun \prə-ˈkrəs-(ˌ)tēz, prō-\

Definition of PROCRUSTES

:  a villainous son of Poseidon in Greek mythology who forces travelers to fit into his bed by stretching their bodies or cutting off their legs


Latin, from Greek Prokroustēs
First Known Use: 1567

Other Mythology and Folklore Terms

elysian, fay, muse, nimbus, phoenix


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