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Charybdis

[kuh-rib-dis] /kəˈrɪb dɪs/
noun
1.
a whirlpool in the Strait of Messina off the NE coast of Sicily.
Modern name Galofalo, Garofalo.
2.
Classical Mythology. a daughter of Gaea and Poseidon, a monster mentioned in Homer and later identified with the whirlpool Charybdis.
Compare Scylla (def 2).
Related forms
Charybdian, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for Charybdis

Charybdis

/kəˈrɪbdɪs/
noun
1.
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
Derived Forms
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].
(1994-11-15)

The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing, © Denis Howe 2010 http://foldoc.org
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