nounpl. Cy·clo′pes· or -·clops·
Origin of CyclopsClassical Latin from Classical Greek Kykl?ps, literally , round-eyed from kyklos (see wheel) + ?ps, eye
Origin of cyclopsNew Latin Cyclōps genus name from Latin Cyclōps Cyclops ; see Cyclops .
nounpl. Cy·clo·pes, Greek Mythology
- Any of the three one-eyed Titans who forged thunderbolts for Zeus.
- Any of a race of one-eyed giants, reputedly descended from these Titans, inhabiting the island of Sicily.
Origin of CyclopsLatin from Greek Kuklōps kuklos circle ; see cycle . ōps eye ; see myopia .
(plural cyclops or cyclopes or cyclopses)
From Latin cyclops, from Ancient Greek κύκλωψ (kuklōps, “Cyclops”), from κύκλος (kuklos, “circle”) + ὤψ (ōs, “eye”).