Polyphemus


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Pol·y·phe·mus

 (pŏl′ə-fē′məs)
n. Greek Mythology
The Cyclops who confined Odysseus and his companions in a cave until Odysseus blinded him and escaped.

[Latin Polyphēmus, from Greek Poluphēmos, from poluphēmos, famous : polu-, much; see poly- + phēmē, saying, report; see bhā- in Indo-European roots.]
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Polyphemus

(ˌpɒlɪˈfiːməs)
n
(Classical Myth & Legend) Greek myth a cyclops who imprisoned Odysseus and his companions in his cave. To effect his escape, Odysseus blinded him
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Pol•y•phe•mus

(ˌpɒl əˈfi məs)

n.
a Cyclops who was blinded by Odysseus.
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Translations

Polyphemus

[ˌpɒlɪˈfiːməs] NPolifemo
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Polyphemus

[ˌpɒlɪˈfiːməs] nPolifemo
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References in classic literature ?
"But," continued the wise Ulysses, "you must remember, my good friends, our misadventure in the cavern of one-eyed Polyphemus, the Cyclops!
If not, and if the inhabitants prove as inhospitable as Polyphemus, or the Laestrygons, then there will but half of us perish, and the remainder may set sail and escape."
"If I am really awake," continued he, "then, in my opinion, we are on the point of meeting with some stranger adventure than any that befell us in the cave of Polyphemus, or among the gigantic man-eating Laestrygons, or in the windy palace of King Aeolus, which stands on a brazen-walled island.
"We would not turn back, though we were certain that the king of the Laestrygons, as big as a mountain, would sit at the head of the table, and huge Polyphemus, the one-eyed Cyclops, at its foot."
It was a life-like picture of their recent adventures, showing them in the cave of Polyphemus, and how they had put out his one great moony eye; while in another part of the tapestry they were untying the leathern bags, puffed out with contrary winds; and farther on, they beheld themselves scampering away from the gigantic king of the Laestrygons, who had caught one of them by the leg.
Bear in mind, however, that Neptune is still furious with Ulysses for having blinded an eye of Polyphemus king of the Cyclopes.
Never again can I behold such men as Pirithous and Dryas shepherd of his people, or as Caeneus, Exadius, godlike Polyphemus, and Theseus son of Aegeus, peer of the immortals.
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The Argonaut Polyphemus hears Hylas's cry and runs to tell Heracles what has happened.