Cerberus

noun
Cer·​ber·​us | \ ˈsər-b(ə-)rəs How to pronounce Cerberus (audio) \

Definition of Cerberus

: a 3-headed dog that in Greek mythology guards the entrance to Hades

Other Words from Cerberus

Cerberean \ ˌsər-​bə-​ˈrē-​ən How to pronounce Cerberean (audio) \ adjective

First Known Use of Cerberus

14th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Cerberus

Latin, from Greek Kerberos

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“Cerberus.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Cerberus. Accessed 3 Jul. 2020.

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