Ixion

noun
Ix·​i·​on | \ ik-ˈsī-ən How to pronounce Ixion (audio) \

Definition of Ixion

: a Thessalian king bound by Zeus to a burning wheel in Tartarus for attempting to seduce Hera

First Known Use of Ixion

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Ixion

Latin, from Greek Ixiōn

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“Ixion.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Ixion. Accessed 12 Aug. 2020.

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