Memnon

Memnon

[mem-non]
noun
1.
Colossus of, (in ancient Egypt) a colossal statue near Thebes said to produce a musical sound when the rays of the early morning sun struck it. Compare Vocal Memnon.
2.
Classical Mythology. an Ethiopian king slain by Achilles in the Trojan War.

Memnonian [mem-noh-nee-uhn] , adjective
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Memnon (ˈmɛmnɒn)
 
n
1.  Greek myth a king of Ethiopia, son of Eos: slain by Achilles in the Trojan War
2.  a colossal statue of Amenhotep III at Thebes in ancient Egypt, which emitted a sound thought by the Greeks to be the voice of Memnon
 
Memnonian
 
adj

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