Lachesis definition

lăkĭ-sĭs, lăch-
One of the three Fates, the measurer of the thread of destiny.
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(Greek mythology) One of the three Fates (Moirae), s daughter of Zeus and Themis; the measurer of each thread of life. Her Roman equivalent is Decima.
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(class. myth., person, proper) That one of the three Fates who determines the length of the thread of life.
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Origin of lachesis

  • Latin from Greek Lakhesis from lankhanein lakh- to obtain by lot

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

  • From Ancient Greek Λάχεσις (Lakhesis)

    From Wiktionary