Phaëthon

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noun Pha·ë·thon \ˈfā-ə-tən, -ˌthän\

Definition of Phaëthon

  1. :  a son of Helios who drives his father's sun-chariot through the sky but loses control and is struck down by a thunderbolt of Zeus

Origin and Etymology of phaëthon

Latin, from Greek Phaethōn


First Known Use: 14th century


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