Sisyphus

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noun Sis·y·phus \ˈsi-sə-fəs\

Definition of Sisyphus

  1. :  a legendary king of Corinth condemned eternally to repeatedly roll a heavy rock up a hill in Hades only to have it roll down again as it nears the top

Origin and Etymology of sisyphus

Latin, from Greek Sisyphos


First Known Use: 14th century

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