From LatinGordius, from Ancient Greek Γόρδιος (Gordios).
Gordius Sentence Examples
The story of Alexander's cutting the fatal "Gordian knot" on the chariot of the ancient Phrygian king Gordius is connected with his stay in this place.
- Tarsal joint of an Ephemerid larva into which two Gordius larvae, (a,a) have penetrated.
According to Greek tradition there existed in early time a Phrygian kingdom in the Sangarius valley, ruled by kings among whom the names Gordius and Midas were common.
Phrygia Parorius and all the river-valleys are exceedingly fertile, and agriculture was the chief occupation of the ancient inhabitants; according to the myth, Gordius was called from the plough to the throne.