Cyclops meaning

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A one-eyed creature of any species.
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Any of the three one-eyed Titans who forged thunderbolts for Zeus.
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(Greek mythology, Roman mythology) A one-eyed giant from Greek and Roman mythology.
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Any of various freshwater predatory copepods of the genus Cyclops, having a single eye and, in the female, two egg sacs.
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Any of a race of one-eyed giants, reputedly descended from these Titans, inhabiting the island of Sicily.
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Any of a race of giants who have only one eye, in the middle of the forehead.
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A taxonomic genus within the family Cyclopidae — widespread, small, one-eyed, freshwater crustaceans.
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Origin of cyclops

  • Latin from Greek Kuklōps kuklos circle cycle ōps eye myopia

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • New Latin Cyclōps genus name from Latin Cyclōps Cyclops Cyclops

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Latin cyclops, from Ancient Greek κύκλωψ (kuklōps, “Cyclops”), from κύκλος (kuklos, “circle”) + ὤψ (ōs, “eye”).

    From Wiktionary

  • See cyclops

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