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Scylla

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noun Scyl·la \ˈsi-lə\

Definition of Scylla

  1. :  a nymph changed into a monster in Greek mythology who terrorizes mariners in the Strait of Messina

between Scylla and Charybdis
  1. :  between two equally hazardous alternatives



Origin of scylla

Latin, from Greek Skyllē


First Known Use: 14th century

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