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.
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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
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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.
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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
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Translations

Scylla

[ˈsɪlə] N Scylla and CharybdisEscila y Caribdis
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Scylla

[ˈsɪlə] nScilla
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Between Scylla and Charybdis: The Army of Elector Friedrich August II of Saxony, 1733-1763; Part I: Staff and Cavalry
(28) Although Alfred Heubeck and Arie Hoekstra note, in their commentary on Book 12, the correspondence between Scylla's rock and Charybdis's fig tree, (29) there has been no extensive attempt to locate the tree within a larger reading of the relationship between Scylla and Charybdis. (30) In her narratological commentary, Irene De Jong points out only that the fig tree is a "seed," looking forward to a later point in the narrative when Odysseus will use the tree as a means for salvation.
Has the next presidential election really boiled down to choosing between Scylla and Charybdis? If so, to Roxas should go the benefit of being the lesser evil-but then again, evil just the same.