Origin of Tantalize
From Tantalus (Τάνταλος) in Greek mythology, who was condemned to Tartarus in the underworld. There, he had to stand for eternity in water that receded from him when he stooped to drink, beneath fruit trees whose branches were always out of reach.
From Latin Tantalus Tantalus Tantalus
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
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