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[kuh-rib-dis] /kəˈrɪb dɪs/
a whirlpool in the Strait of Messina off the NE coast of Sicily.
Modern name Galofalo, Garofalo.
Classical Mythology. a daughter of Gaea and Poseidon, a monster mentioned in Homer and later identified with the whirlpool Charybdis.
Compare Scylla (def 2).
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Charybdian, adjective Unabridged
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a ship-devouring monster in classical mythology, identified with a whirlpool off the north coast of Sicily, lying opposite Scylla on the Italian coast Compare Scylla
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Charybdian, adjective
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Word Origin and History for Charybdis

whirlpool off the coast of Sicily, from Latinized form of Greek Kharybdis, of unknown origin. Cf. Scylla.

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Charybdis in Technology

mathematics, tool
A Lisp program to display mathematical expressions. It is related to MATHLAB.
[Sammet 1969, p. 522].

The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing, © Denis Howe 2010
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