dioscuric

adjective
di·​os·​cu·​ric | \ ¦dīə¦skyu̇rik \

Definition of dioscuric

: like Castor and Pollux of classical mythology : twin

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History and Etymology for dioscuric

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 28 Nov. 2021.

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