apple of discord


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apple of discord

n
(Classical Myth & Legend) Greek myth a golden apple inscribed "For the fairest". It was claimed by Hera, Athena, and Aphrodite, to whom Paris awarded it, thus beginning a chain of events that led to the Trojan War
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Noun1.apple of discord - (classical mythology) a golden apple thrown into a banquet of the gods by Eris (goddess of discord--who had not been invited)apple of discord - (classical mythology) a golden apple thrown into a banquet of the gods by Eris (goddess of discord--who had not been invited); the apple had `for the fairest' written on it and Hera and Athena and Aphrodite all claimed it; when Paris (prince of Troy) awarded it to Aphrodite it began a chain of events that led to the Trojan War
trophy, prize - something given as a token of victory
classical mythology - the system of mythology of the Greeks and Romans together; much of Roman mythology (especially the gods) was borrowed from the Greeks
Translations
سَبَب شِقاق، مَثار نِزاع
jablko sváru
stridens æble
manzana de la discordia
Erisz almája
mela della discordia
twistappel
príčina nepriateľstva
anlaşmazlık nedenitartışma kaynağı

apple of discord

something attractive that causes envy and quarrels among people who think they deserve it. The right to host the Olympic Games is an apple of discord between the two countries.
the apple of someone's eye
a person or thing (that) is greatly loved. She is the apple of her father's eye.
upset the apple cart
to bring into disorder. The football team were doing very well when their best player upset the apple cart by breaking his leg.
References in classic literature ?
The "Cypria" begins with the first causes of the war, the purpose of Zeus to relieve the overburdened earth, the apple of discord, the rape of Helen.
Miss Bygrave simply declines to be an apple of discord (if you will permit the classical allusion) cast into your household.
A smart notion," vociferated the clerk, "thrown out as an apple of discord.
You have introduced a topic on which our natures are at variance--a topic we should never discuss: the very name of love is an apple of discord between us.