Origin of CyclopsClassical Latin ; from Classical Greek Kykl?ps, literally , round-eyed ; from kyklos (see wheel) + ?ps, eye
Origin of cyclopsNew Latin Cycl&omacron;ps, genus name, from Latin Cycl&omacron;ps, 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 Kukl&omacron;ps : kuklos, circle; see cycle + &omacron;ps, 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”).