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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.]
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(Classical Myth & Legend) Greek myth one of the three Fates
[via Latin from Greek, from lakhesis destiny, from lakhein to befall by lot]
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Lach•e•sis(ˈlætʃ ə sɪs)
(in Greek myth) the Fate who determines the length of the thread of life.
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