apple of discord


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apple of discord

n
(Classical Myth & Legend) Greek myth a golden apple inscribed "For the fairest". It was claimed by Hera, Athena, and Aphrodite, to whom Paris awarded it, thus beginning a chain of events that led to the Trojan War
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Noun1.apple of discord - (classical mythology) a golden apple thrown into a banquet of the gods by Eris (goddess of discord--who had not been invited)apple of discord - (classical mythology) a golden apple thrown into a banquet of the gods by Eris (goddess of discord--who had not been invited); the apple had `for the fairest' written on it and Hera and Athena and Aphrodite all claimed it; when Paris (prince of Troy) awarded it to Aphrodite it began a chain of events that led to the Trojan War
trophy, prize - something given as a token of victory
classical mythology - the system of mythology of the Greeks and Romans together; much of Roman mythology (especially the gods) was borrowed from the Greeks
Translations
سَبَب شِقاق، مَثار نِزاع
jablko sváru
stridens æble
manzana de la discordia
Erisz almája
mela della discordia
twistappel
príčina nepriateľstva
anlaşmazlık nedenitartışma kaynağı

apple of discord

something attractive that causes envy and quarrels among people who think they deserve it. The right to host the Olympic Games is an apple of discord between the two countries.
the apple of someone's eye
a person or thing (that) is greatly loved. She is the apple of her father's eye.
upset the apple cart
to bring into disorder. The football team were doing very well when their best player upset the apple cart by breaking his leg.
References in classic literature ?
Miss Bygrave simply declines to be an apple of discord (if you will permit the classical allusion) cast into your household.
A smart notion," vociferated the clerk, "thrown out as an apple of discord. But it is just.
You have introduced a topic on which our natures are at variance--a topic we should never discuss: the very name of love is an apple of discord between us.
"Such statements become an apple of discord and bring either additional questions or they may imbalance the fragile negotiation process," she said.
As the country's treaty-ratifying body, the Recto Bank accident would continue to be the apple of discord in the new Senate.
An apple of discord was said to be an ongoing dispute developed between Jakhrani and Odhano community men when both community children were playing cricket outside village and fought with each other over trivial issue, an official added.
Needless to say, it was the issue of the Irish backstop that became an apple of discord in all three votes on the draft withdrawal agreement in the Commons.
LAHORE -- Federal Minister for Information and Broadcasting Chaudhry Fawad Hussain Saturday said the unwarranted demand of an NRO (National Reconciliation Ordinance) was an apple of discord between the government and the two main opposition parties.
An apple of discord was said to be an old enmity developed between Abdul Qadir Jatoi and deceased Sujawal Jatoi when deceased Sujawal Jatoi leveled allegation against Abdul Qadir Kharoos Jatoi of having illicit relations with his daughter-in-law, it was allegedly reported.
An apple of discord was said to be an ongoing hostility developed between Kamani and Badani Jatoi tribesmen around one year ago when Badani Jatoi tribesmen killed Gul Hassan Kamalani Jatoi and a woman, belonged to Badani community, on suspicion of having illicit relations, SHO elaborated.
The "nationality" is the apple of discord, which seemingly will open "Pandora's box".
Unfortunately, that wealth has turned out to be the apple of discord in his family, as vividly demonstrated in this appeal and in the proceedings in the High Court that gave rise to it.