Charybdis

Charybdis

[kuh-rib-dis]
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 ).

Charybdian, adjective
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Charybdis (kəˈrɪbdɪs)
 
n
Compare Scylla a ship-devouring monster in classical mythology, identified with a whirlpool off the north coast of Sicily, lying opposite Scylla on the Italian coast
 
Cha'rybdian
 
adj

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Charybdis
whirlpool off the coast of Sicily, now known as Galofalo, 1759, from Gk. Kharybdis, of unknown origin. Cf. Scylla.
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CHARYBDIS definition

mathematics, tool
A Lisp program to display mathematical expressions. It is related to MATHLAB.
[Sammet 1969, p. 522].
(1994-11-15)

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