Sisyphus


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Sis·y·phus

 (sĭs′ə-fəs)
n. Greek Mythology
A cruel king of Corinth condemned forever to roll a huge stone up a hill in Hades only to have it roll down again on nearing the top.

[Latin Sisyphus, from Greek Sisuphos.]

Sisyphus

(ˈsɪsɪfəs)
n
(Classical Myth & Legend) Greek myth a king of Corinth, punished in Hades for his misdeeds by eternally having to roll a heavy stone up a hill: every time he approached the top, the stone escaped his grasp and rolled to the bottom

Sis•y•phus

(ˈsɪs ə fəs)

n.
a legendary ruler of Corinth punished in Tartarus by being compelled to roll to the top of a slope a stone that always escapes him and rolls back down again.
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Noun1.Sisyphus - (Greek legend) a king in ancient Greece who offended Zeus and whose punishment was to roll a huge boulder to the top of a steep hillSisyphus - (Greek legend) a king in ancient Greece who offended Zeus and whose punishment was to roll a huge boulder to the top of a steep hill; each time the boulder neared the top it rolled back down and Sisyphus was forced to start again
legend, fable - a story about mythical or supernatural beings or events
Ellas, Greece, Hellenic Republic - a republic in southeastern Europe on the southern part of the Balkan peninsula; known for grapes and olives and olive oil
Translations

Sisyphus

[ˈsɪsɪfəs] NSísifo

Sisyphus

nSisyphus m

Sisyphus

[ˈsɪsɪfəs] n (Myth) → Sisifo
References in classic literature ?
This effect is produced when the clever rogue, like Sisyphus, is outwitted, or the brave villain defeated.
And the sons of Aeolus, kings dealing justice, were Cretheus, and Athamas, and clever Sisyphus, and wicked Salmoneus and overbold Perieres.
son of Sisyphus should never have children born of one father (6).
And now it is the time; from Hell's abyss Come thirsting Tantalus, come Sisyphus Heaving the cruel stone, come Tityus With vulture, and with wheel Ixion come, And come the sisters of the ceaseless toil; And all into this breast transfer their pains, And (if such tribute to despair be due) Chant in their deepest tones a doleful dirge Over a corse unworthy of a shroud.
Things went on thus for more than one hundred and twenty miles; they were worn out with ascending and falling again; the balloon, like another rock of Sisyphus, kept continually sinking back toward the ground.
And I saw Sisyphus at his endless task raising his prodigious stone with both his hands.
There is a city in the heart of Argos, pasture land of horses, called Ephyra, where Sisyphus lived, who was the craftiest of all mankind.
Miss Ophelia, in a few days, thoroughly reformed every department of the house to a systematic pattern; but her labors in all departments that depended on the cooperation of servants were like those of Sisyphus or the Danaides.
What would not a man give, O judges, to be able to examine the leader of the great Trojan expedition; or Odysseus or Sisyphus, or numberless others, men and women too
King Sisyphus in Greek mythology did well for his people but he was crafty, deceitful and wicked.
Is it like the myth of Sisyphus, where a rock is pushed to the top of the mountain, only to roll down each time till crushing those of the lower economic strata?
com/dictionary/Sisyphus) Sisyphus thing," Miller said of Riggs' battle with his own inner demons.