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Ixion

Class:

noun

Etymology:

Latin Ixīōn, from Ancient Greek Ἰξίων (Iksiōn).
(Source: Wiktionary)  [more]

Definition references  (+images)

Wikipedia:

Ixion | SY

king of the Lapiths, the most ancient tribe of Thessaly, and a son of Ares, or Leonteus, or Antion and Perimele, or the notorious evildoer Phlegyas, whose name connotes "fiery". Peirithoös was his son. Ixion married Dia, a daughter of Deioneus and ... (42 of 1075 words, pronunciation, 2 images)

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Ixion (disambiguation)

a figure of Greek mythology: see Ixion. Ixion may also mean: 28978 Ixion, a plutino discovered in 2001, is named after Ixion. | Ixion is a German manufacturer of quality deep hole drilling machines located in Hamburg. | Ixion was a South Devon Railway ... (42 of 724 words, 28 definitions)

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Collins Dictionary:

Ixion [Greek mythology]

a Thessalian king punished by Zeus for his love of Hera by being bound to a perpetually revolving wheel (19 of 249 words, 2 usage examples, pronunciation)

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/ixion

Britannica Encyclopedia:

Ixion [Greek mythology]

in Greek legend, son either of the god Ares or of Phlegyas, king of the Lapiths in Thessaly. He murdered his father-in-law and could find no one to ... (28 of 104 words)

www​.britannica​.com​/E​Bchecked​/topic​/298396​/Ixion

Columbia Encyclopedia:

Ixion

in Greek mythology, king of the Lapithes. Ixion murdered his father-in-law to avoid paying a price for his bride. When no one on earth would purify ... (26 of 79 words, pronunciation)

www​.infoplease​.com​/ce​6​/ent​/A​0825736​.html

Oxford Dictionary:

Ixion

Syllabification: (Ix·i·on) [Greek mythology] | a king who, by Zeus's command, was pinned to a fiery wheel that revolved unceasingly through the ... (21 of 49 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/american english​/Ixion

Ixion [Greek mythology]

a king punished by Zeus for attempting to seduce Hera by being pinned to a fiery wheel that revolved unceasingly through the underworld (23 of 42 words, pronunciation)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/Ixion

Wiktionary:

Ixion

[Greek mythology] King of Lapiths, who was punished by Zeus for trying to seduce Hera by being bound to winged fiery wheel that was always spinning. | A Kuiper belt object (KBO), 28978 Ixion (provisional designation 2001 KX76) (37 of 42 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/Ixion

American Heritage Dictionary:

Ixion [Greek mythology]

A king of Thessaly who committed parricide and attempted to rape Hera and was punished by Zeus by being bound to a perpetually revolving wheel in ... (26 of 30 words)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/ixion

Random House Dictionary:

Ixion [classical mythology]

a king who was punished by Zeus for his love for Hera by being bound on an eternally revolving wheel in Tartarus. (22 of 30 words, pronunciation)

dictionary​.infoplease​.com​/ixion

Merriam-Webster:

Ixion

a Thessalian king bound by Zeus to a burning wheel in Tartarus for attempting to seduce Hera (17 of 29 words, pronunciation)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/ixion

New World Dictionary:

Ixion [Greek mythology]

a Thessalian king who is bound to a revolving wheel in Tartarus because he sought the love of Hera (19 of 26 words)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/ixion

Encarta Dictionary:

Ixion

in Greek mythology, a king of Thessaly who was bound to a perpetually turning wheel by Zeus as punishment for making sexual advances to Hera (25 of 39 words, pronunciation)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861622767​/definition​.html  [offline]

Etymology references

Wiktionary:

Ixion

Origin: Latin Ixīōn, from Ancient Greek Ἰξίων (Iksiōn).

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/Ixion

Merriam-Webster:

Ixion

Origin: Latin, from Greek Ixiōn

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/ixion

New World Dictionary:

Ixion [Greek mythology]

Origin: Latin from Greek Ixiōn

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/ixion

Audio references

Collins Dictionary:

Ixion [Greek mythology]

Audio 1: British English pronunciation of "Ixion"

Audio 2: British English pronunciation of "Ixion"

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/ixion

the Free Dictionary:

Ixion

Audio 1: British English pronunciation of "Ixion"

Audio 2: North American English pronunciation of "Ixion" by speech synthesizer

www​.thefreedictionary​.com​/Ixion

Merriam-Webster Pronunciation:

Ixion

Audio: North American pronunciation of "Ixion"

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/audio​.php file=ixion​001 word=Ixion

YourDictionary Audio:

Ixion

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "Ixion"

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/ixion

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