Circean

adjective
Cir·​ce·​an | \ ˈsərsēən, ˌsərˈs- \

Definition of Circean

1 : relating to or resembling Circe
2 : having the quality of a fascinating sorceress : dangerously or fatally attractive or misleading : lulling

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History and Etymology for Circean

Latin circaeus (from Circe, sorceress deity who transformed men into beasts, from Greek Kirkē) + English -an

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“Circean.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Circean. Accessed 20 Oct. 2021.

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