protean


pro·te·an

adjective \ˈprō-tē-ən, prō-ˈtē-\

: able to change into many different forms or able to do many different things

Full Definition of PROTEAN

1
:  of or resembling Proteus in having a varied nature or ability to assume different forms
2
:  displaying great diversity or variety :  versatile

Examples of PROTEAN

  1. <a protean actor who is equally comfortable with light comedy and serious drama>

First Known Use of PROTEAN

1598

Other Mythology and Folklore Terms

elysian, fay, muse, nimbus, phoenix

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