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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.]
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(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
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Sis•y•phus(ˈsɪs ə fəs)
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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|Noun||1.||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 hill; each time the boulder neared the top it rolled back down and Sisyphus was forced to start again|
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Sisyphus[ˈsɪsɪfəs] N → Sísifo
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n → Sisyphus m
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Sisyphus[ˈsɪsɪfəs] n (Myth) → Sisifo
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