dioscuric

adjective

di·​os·​cu·​ric
¦dīə¦skyu̇rik
: like Castor and Pollux of classical mythology : twin

Word History

Etymology

Greek Dioskouroi sons of Zeus, namely the twin heroes or demigods of Greek mythology known in Latin as Castor and Pollux and in Greek as Castor and Polydeuces, sons of Zeus and Leda (from Dios, genitive of Zeus Zeus, god of the sky + kouroi, plural of kouros, koros boy, son) + English -ic; akin to Latin crescere to grow

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“Dioscuric.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/dioscuric. Accessed 18 Jun. 2024.

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