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Meaning of "Athamas" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF ATHAMAS

Athamas  [ˈæθəˌmæs] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF ATHAMAS

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Athamas is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES ATHAMAS MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Athamas

In Greek mythology, Athamas was a Boeotian king. He was a son of Aeolus and Enarete, and sired several children by his first wife, the goddess Nephele, and his other wives Ino and Themisto. Nephele first bore to him the twins Phrixus and Helle. He subsequently married Ino, daughter of Cadmus, with whom, he had two children: Learches and Melicertes. Phrixus and Helle were hated by their stepmother, Ino. Ino hatched a devious plot to get rid of the twins, roasting all the town's crop seeds so they would not grow. The local farmers, frightened of famine, asked a nearby oracle for assistance. Ino bribed the men sent to the oracle to lie and tell the others that the oracle required the sacrifice of Phrixus. Athamas reluctantly agreed. Before he was killed, though, Phrixus and Helle were rescued by a flying golden ram sent by Nephele, their natural mother. Helle fell off the ram into the Hellespont and died, but Phrixus survived all the way to Colchis, where King Aeëtes took him in and treated him kindly, giving Phrixus his daughter Chalciope in marriage. In gratitude, Phrixus gave the king the golden fleece of the ram, which Aeëtes hung in a tree in his kingdom.

Definition of Athamas in the English dictionary

The definition of Athamas in the dictionary is a king of Orchomenus in Boeotia; the father of Phrixus and Helle by his first wife Nephele, whom he deserted for Ino.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH ATHAMAS


admass
ˈædmæs
amass
əˈmæs
biomass
ˈbaɪəʊˌmæs
camas
ˈkæmæs
camass
ˈkæmæs
childermas
ˈtʃɪldəˌmæs
eggmass
ˈɛɡˌmæs
groundmass
ˈɡraʊndˌmæs
Hallowmas
ˈhæləʊˌmæs
Hallowmass
ˈhæləʊˌmæs
Hamas
ˈhæmæs
Kiritimati
kəˈrɪsmæs
landmass
ˈlændˌmæs
mass
mæs

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE ATHAMAS

Athabasca
Athabascan
Athabaska
Athabaskan
Athalia
athame
Athanasian
Athanasian Creed
Athanasius
athanasy
athanor
Athapascan
Athapaskan
Atharva-Veda

WORDS THAT END LIKE ATHAMAS

baby-doll pyjamas
Bahamas
cat´s pyjamas
Christmas
churidar pyjamas
doubting Thomas
Dumas
Habermas
in inverted commas
Las Palmas
mas
pajamas
Palmas
plumdamas
pyjamas
Saint Thomas
the Bahamas
Thomas
white Christmas
Xmas

Synonyms and antonyms of Athamas in the English dictionary of synonyms

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Translation of «Athamas» into 25 languages

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Translator English - Chinese

Athamas
1,325 millions of speakers

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Athamas
570 millions of speakers

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Athamas
510 millions of speakers

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Athamas
380 millions of speakers
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Athamas
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

Athamas
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

Athamas
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

Athalia
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Athamas
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Athalia
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Translator English - German

Athamas
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Translator English - Japanese

アタマース
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Translator English - Korean

Athamas
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Athalia
85 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Vietnamese

Athamas
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

Athalia
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

अथिलिया
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

Athaliarosae
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

Atamante
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

Athamas
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

Athamas
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

Athamas
30 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Greek

Αθάμας
15 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Afrikaans

Athamas
14 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Swedish

Athamas
10 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Norwegian

Athamas
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of Athamas

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «ATHAMAS»

The term «Athamas» is normally little used and occupies the 141.318 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «ATHAMAS» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about Athamas

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «ATHAMAS»

Discover the use of Athamas in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to Athamas and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Encyclopedia of Greco-Roman Mythology
Athamas shot Learchus thinking him to be a deer (or a lion cub), and Ino jumped with Melicertes into the Saronic Gulf. Both were transformed into sea deities, with Ino becoming Leucothea and Melicertes becoming Palaemon, though some ...
Mike Dixon-Kennedy, 1998
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The Metamorphoses of Ovid
What she wamed was this: She wamed the sisters to draw Athamas imo madness and crime and the house of Cadmus to fall. Rolling imperial command, promises, and prayers imo one, Juno compelled the goddesses to give her their help: ...
Michael Simpson, 2003
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Encyclopedia of Greek and Roman Mythology
Athamas A king of Boeotia. Son of Aeolus. Husband of Ino (daughter of Cadmus and Harmonia). The children of Athamas and Ino were Learchus and Melicertes ( or Melicerta). Classical sources are Apollodorus's Library (1.9.1–3), Diodorus ...
Luke Roman, Monica Roman, 2010
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The Facts on File Companion to Classical Drama
Athamas became mad and killed Learchus, and Ino jumped into the sea with Melicertes. Another story connected with Athamas deals with Ino's plot against Athamas' children by Nephele. Ino wanted her own children to succeed to the ...
John E. Thorburn, 2005
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The Butterflies of India, Burmah and Ceylon: A Descriptive ...
Under this name Dr. Felder has described a form of C. athamas as follows : — " Male. Upperside as in C. athamas, but the fascia broader, in the hindwing not at all arched outwardly towards the anterior portion. Forewing with a much larger ...
George Frederick Leycester Marshall, Lionel de Nicéville, 1886
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Reports of Cases Relating to Maritime Law: New series
New series Butler Aspinall, Great Britain. Courts, John Bridge Aspinall, James Perronet Aspinall. The Athamas. The Athamas. Adm.] military operation gave to the risk its conclusive effect. I think, therefore, that the decisive question in the case ...
Butler Aspinall, Great Britain. Courts, John Bridge Aspinall, 1921
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Novitates Zoologicae: A Journal of Zoology in Connection ...
But collectors visiting the same locality should pay special attention to E. athamas . For the present it is best not to name the form, but to keep it under bharata on account of the small red spots on the underside of the hindwing. Mr. Watson ...
Lionel Walter Rothschild Baron Rothschild, 1899
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The Greek Myths: (Classics Deluxe Edition)
70 Athamas Athamas the Aeolian, brother of Sisyphus and Salmoneus, ruled over Boeotia. At Hera's command, he married Nephele, a phantom whom Zeus created in her likeness when he wished to deceive Ixion the Lapith, and who was  ...
Robert Graves, 2012
9
Myth, Montage, & Visuality in Late Medieval Manuscript ...
Juno sends "the goddess of fury" [la deesse de forcennage] (17.20) to punish Athamas. The miniature that opens this chapter depicts this intervention and its disastrous results. The Fury casts her spell, creating a visual force field across the  ...
Marilynn Desmond, Pamela Sheingorn, 2006
10
The Medieval Tradition of Thebes: History and Narrative in ...
Insisting that such a move would sully their reputations (particularly hers), Criseyde presses on with her plan and swears her fidelity to him, at which point she likens herself to Athamas. As in the earlier instances, Criseyde's character ...
Dominique Battles, 2004

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «ATHAMAS»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term Athamas is used in the context of the following news items.
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Carolyn Sampson steelt de show in Semele
Cadmus, de vader van Semele, wil dat z'n dochter trouwt met prins Athamas. Ino, haar zuster, is echter verliefd om hem. Uiteindelijk trouwt ... «Place de l'Opera, May 15»
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Opera Reviews: 'Semele' and 'The Flying Dutchman' Are Imperfect …
Countertenor Lawrence Zazzo had some lively moments in the brief role of Athamas, Semele's betrothed, and Katherine Whyte displayed a ... «Wall Street Journal, Mar 15»
3
BWW Reviews: SEMELE at BAM, Handel in a Temple
Based off the Roman tragedy, "Semele" follows the plot of its titular heroine who is betrothed to Athamas, but has been in an affair with Jupiter. «Broadway World, Mar 15»
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Opera Review (NYC): Handel's 'Semele' Directed by Zhang Huan at …
The structure serves first as the intended setting for Semele's wedding to the ridiculous prince Athamas, who is sung and acted with confident, ... «Blogcritics, Mar 15»
5
Review: Handel's 'Semele' Comes With Sumo Wrestlers at BAM
It becomes the chapel where Semele is supposed to be married, following her father's wishes, to Athamas, the Prince of Boeotia, even though ... «New York Times, Mar 15»
6
Semele: Singing Trumps Spectacle at Seattle Opera
One magical example comes soon after the opera opens, while Semele's still betrothed to Athamas and wants out. She beseeches Jupiter for ... «Seattle Weekly, Mar 15»
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Artist Zhang Huan's SEMELE to Bring 450-Year-Old Ming Dynasty …
... Ainsworth (Jupiter), Hilary Summers (Juno/Ino), Katherine Whyte (Iris), Kyle Ketelsen (Cadmus/Somnus), and Lawrence Zazzo (Athamas). «Broadway World, Feb 15»
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Review: Utah Opera's The Pearl Fishers and Westminster College …
When the opera opens, Semele is about to marry Athamas, although ... Baritone Christopher Stockslager, as Athamas, has a wonderfully warm ... «Salt Lake Magazine, Feb 15»
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The Song Continues... Marilyn Horne Master Class
... Council Auditions, Mr. Oney made his professional opera debut with Opera Boston while performing the role of Athamas in Handel's Semele. «Carnegie Hall Blog, Jan 12»
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Going With The Flow: Handel's 'Semele'
But Semele doesn't actually love Athamas, and the guy she is in love with isn't really a guy at all. He's Jupiter, king of the gods. He visits her in ... «NPR, Jul 11»

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