Polyphemus

noun
Poly·​phe·​mus | \ ˌpä-lə-ˈfē-məs How to pronounce Polyphemus (audio) \

Definition of Polyphemus

: a Cyclops whom Odysseus blinds in order to escape from his cave

First Known Use of Polyphemus

14th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Polyphemus

Latin, from Greek Polyphēmos

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The first known use of Polyphemus was in the 14th century

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“Polyphemus.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Polyphemus. Accessed 27 Jan. 2022.

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