Ix·​i·​on ik-ˈsī-ən How to pronounce Ixion (audio)
: a Thessalian king bound by Zeus to a burning wheel in Tartarus for attempting to seduce Hera

Examples of Ixion in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Though massive, the bag is still rather easy to pull around, thanks to its Ixion skate wheels, which are made to go over a variety of terrain. Stacey Leasca, Travel + Leisure, 5 Oct. 2021

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Word History


Latin, from Greek Ixiōn

First Known Use

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Ixion was before the 12th century

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“Ixion.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Ixion. Accessed 22 May. 2024.

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