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 (lăk′ĭ-sĭs, lăch′-)
n. Greek Mythology
One of the three Fates, the measurer of the thread of destiny.

[Latin, from Greek Lakhesis, from lankhanein, lakh-, to obtain by lot.]


(Classical Myth & Legend) Greek myth one of the three Fates
[via Latin from Greek, from lakhesis destiny, from lakhein to befall by lot]


(ˈlætʃ ə sɪs)

(in Greek myth) the Fate who determines the length of the thread of life.
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Noun1.Lachesis - the Greek goddess of fate who determines the length of the thread of lifeLachesis - the Greek goddess of fate who determines the length of the thread of life
Moirae, Moirai - any of the three Greek goddesses of fate or destiny; identified with the Roman Parcae and similar to the Norse Norns
References in classic literature ?
The eight together form one harmony; and round about, at equal intervals, there is another band, three in number, each sitting upon her throne: these are the Fates, daughters of Necessity, who are clothed in white robes and have chaplets upon their heads, Lachesis and Clotho and Atropos, who accompany with their voices the harmony of the sirens-- Lachesis singing of the past, Clotho of the present, Atropos of the future; Clotho from time to time assisting with a touch of her right hand the revolution of the outer circle of the whorl or spindle, and Atropos with her left hand touching and guiding the inner ones, and Lachesis laying hold of either in turn, first with one hand and then with the other.
When Er and the spirits arrived, their duty was to go at once to Lachesis; but first of all there came a prophet who arranged them in order; then he took from the knees of Lachesis lots and samples of lives, and having mounted a high pulpit, spoke as follows:
Hear the word of Lachesis, the daughter of Necessity.
Also she bare the Destinies and ruthless avenging Fates, Clotho and Lachesis and Atropos (10), who give men at their birth both evil and good to have, and they pursue the transgressions of men and of gods: and these goddesses never cease from their dread anger until they punish the sinner with a sore penalty.
Como caso concreto, se cita a la matabuey Lachesis stenophyrs, una especie de vibora considerada amenazada a lo largo de su distribucion.
40am GMT tomorrow, as Lachesis has not enjoyed the best of preparations.
Lachesis and Cedron are the two remedies I would carry with me and use first off in the event of such an emergency.
Identificacion de Porocephalus stilessi (Pentastomida) en la serpiente peruana Lachesis muta.
The inhibitory effect of the plant Manilkara subsericea against biological activities of the snake Lachesis muta venom has also been reported [24].
For low energy levels and mood swings, recommend Sepia, Lachesis and Sulphur, once again found in health food stores.
La especie Bothrops asper conocida localmente como Barba Amarilla es la mas citada durante los talleres con grupos focales en ataques ofidicos, seguida de Lachesis stenophrys (Matabuey).
alba and three of its constituents, wedelolactone, sitosterol, and stigmasterol, have been investigated for their ability to protect against myotoxicity of crotalid venoms (Bothrops jararaca, Bothrops jararacussu, and Lachesis muta) and purified myotoxins (bothropstoxin, BthTX; bothropasin; and crotoxin) through quantification in vitro by the release rate of creatine kinase (CK) from rat or mouse extensor digitorum muscles and in vivo by the plasma CK activity in mice.