Tiresias

noun

Ti·​re·​si·​as tī-ˈrē-sē-əs How to pronounce Tiresias (audio)
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: a blind seer of Thebes who in one Greek myth is changed into a woman for several years and then changed back to a man

Word History

Etymology

Latin, from Greek Teiresias

First Known Use

14th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Tiresias was in the 14th century

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Cite this Entry

“Tiresias.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Tiresias. Accessed 24 Mar. 2023.

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