Scylla

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Scyl·la

 (sĭl′ə)
n. Greek Mythology
A female sea monster who lived in a cave opposite Charybdis and devoured sailors.
Idiom:
between Scylla and Charybdis
In a position where avoidance of one danger exposes one to another danger.

Scylla

(ˈsɪlə)
n
1. (Classical Myth & Legend) Greek myth a sea nymph transformed into a sea monster believed to drown sailors navigating the Strait of Messina. She was identified with a rock off the Italian coast. Compare Charybdis
2. between Scylla and Charybdis in a predicament in which avoidance of either of two dangers means exposure to the other

Scyl•la

(ˈsɪl ə)

n.
1. a rock in the Strait of Messina off the S coast of Italy.
2. a sea nymph of Greek myth who was transformed into a monster: later identified with the rock Scylla.
Idioms:
between Scylla and Charybdis, between two equally perilous alternatives.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Scylla - (Greek mythology) a sea nymph transformed into a sea monster who lived on one side of a narrow straitScylla - (Greek mythology) a sea nymph transformed into a sea monster who lived on one side of a narrow strait; drowned and devoured sailors who tried to escape Charybdis (a whirlpool) on the other side of the strait
Greek mythology - the mythology of the ancient Greeks
Translations

Scylla

[ˈsɪlə] N Scylla and CharybdisEscila y Caribdis

Scylla

[ˈsɪlə] nScilla
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