Hyacinthus meaning

hīə-sĭnthəs
A beautiful youth, loved but accidentally killed by Apollo, from whose blood Apollo caused the hyacinth to grow.
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(gr. myth., person, proper) A youth loved and accidentally slain by Apollo, who causes a hyacinth to grow from his blood.
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(Greek mythology) A Spartan youth loved and accidentally killed by Apollo. The flower hyacinth sprang from his blood.
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Alternative Forms

Alternative Form of hyacinthus - hyacinth

Origin of hyacinthus

  • From Latin Hyacinthus, from Ancient Greek Ὑάκινθος (Huakinthos).

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