Typhon

noun
Ty·​phon | \ ˈtī-ˌfän How to pronounce Typhon (audio) \

Definition of Typhon

: a monster with a tremendous voice who according to classical mythology was father of Cerberus, the Chimera, and the Sphinx

First Known Use of Typhon

14th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Typhon

Latin, from Greek Typhōn

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“Typhon.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Typhon. Accessed 11 Aug. 2020.

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