Deu·​ca·​lion d(y)ü-ˈkāl-yən How to pronounce Deucalion (audio)
: a survivor with his wife Pyrrha of a great flood by which Zeus destroys the rest of the human race

Word History


Latin Deucaliōn, borrowed from Greek Deukalíōn

First Known Use

1538, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Deucalion was in 1538

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“Deucalion.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 Nov. 2023.

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