Phoebus


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Phoe·bus

 (fē′bəs)
n.
1. Greek Mythology Apollo, the god of the sun.
2. The sun.

[Middle English phebus, from Latin Phoebus, from Greek phoibos, shining, Apollo.]
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Phoebus

(ˈfiːbəs)
n
1. (Classical Myth & Legend) Greek myth Also called: Phoebus Apollo Apollo as the sun god
2. (Poetry) poetic a personification of the sun
[C14: via Latin from Greek Phoibos bright; related to phaos light]
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Phoe•bus

(ˈfi bəs)

n.
1. Apollo as the sun god.
2. the sun personified.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Phoebus - (Greek mythology) Greek god of lightPhoebus - (Greek mythology) Greek god of light; god of prophecy and poetry and music and healing; son of Zeus and Leto; twin brother of Artemis
Greek mythology - the mythology of the ancient Greeks
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Translations

Phoebus

[ˈfiːbəs] NFebo
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Phoebus

[ˈfiːbəs] nFebo
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References in classic literature ?
Thus pondering one clue of hope I caught, And tracked it up; I have sent Menoeceus' son, Creon, my consort's brother, to inquire Of Pythian Phoebus at his Delphic shrine, How I might save the State by act or word.
King Phoebus bids us straitly extirpate A fell pollution that infests the land, And no more harbor an inveterate sore.
Right worthy the concern Of Phoebus, worthy thine too, for the dead; I also, as is meet, will lend my aid To avenge this wrong to Thebes and to the god.
"Come, let us make haste, or the sunshine will be gone, and Phoebus along with it."
Accordingly, they went along in quest of Phoebus, both of them sighing grievously, and Hecate, to say the truth, making a great deal worse lamentation than Ceres; for all the pleasure she had, you know, lay in being miserable, and therefore she made the most of it.
She called the gods about her, and said, "Look to it, you two, Neptune and Minerva, and consider how this shall be; Phoebus Apollo has been sending Aeneas clad in full armour to fight Achilles.
If Mars or Phoebus Apollo begin fighting, or keep Achilles in check so that he cannot fight, we too, will at once raise the cry of battle, and in that case they will soon leave the field and go back vanquished to Olympus among the other gods."
`Then first in Delos did I and Homer, singers both, raise our strain -- stitching song in new hymns -- Phoebus Apollo with the golden sword, whom Leto bare.'
The god Phoebus, who is a true god, has been charioted for an hour-and were you not to be on the ramparts by sunrise?
"El Elohim!" ejaculated the Pharisee, as the discordant tones of the centurion rattled up the crags of the precipice, and fainted away against the temple -"El Elohim!--who is the god Phoebus?--whom doth the blasphemer invoke?
"Captain Phoebus de Châteaupers, at your service, my beauty!" replied the officer, drawing himself up.
And while Captain Phoebus was turning up his moustache in Burgundian fashion, she slipped from the horse, like an arrow falling to earth, and fled.