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Meaning of "Augean" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD AUGEAN

After Augeas.
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Etymology is the study of the origin of words and their changes in structure and significance.
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PRONUNCIATION OF AUGEAN

Augean  [ɔːˈdʒiːən] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF AUGEAN

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Augean is an adjective.
The adjective is the word that accompanies the noun to determine or qualify it.

WHAT DOES AUGEAN MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Augean

Augeas

In Greek mythology, Augeas, whose name means "bright", was king of Elis and father of Epicaste. Some say that Augeas was one of the Argonauts. He is best known for his stables, which housed the single greatest number of cattle in the country and had never been cleaned—until the time of the great hero Heracles. Augeas's lineage varies in the sources—he was said to be either the son of Helius and Nausidame, or of Eleios, king of Elis, and Nausidame, or of Poseidon, or of Phorbas and Hyrmine. His children were Epicaste, Phyleus, Agamede, Agasthenes, and Eurytus.

Definition of Augean in the English dictionary

The definition of Augean in the dictionary is extremely dirty or corrupt.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH AUGEAN


Aegean
iːˈdʒiːən
aeon
ˈiːən
apogean
ˌæpəˈdʒiːən
Arctogaean
ˌɑːktəˈdʒiːən
Caribbean
ˌkærɪˈbiːən
eon
ˈiːən
epigean
ˌepɪˈdʒiːən
Fijian
fiːˈdʒiːən
hygeian
haɪˈdʒiːən
hypogaean
ˌhaɪpəˈdʒiːən
Korean
kəˈriːən
lien
ˈliːən
Neogaean
ˌniːəʊˈdʒiːən
Notogaean
ˌnəʊtəˈdʒiːən
pantheon
pænˈθiːən
pean
ˈpiːən
perigean
ˌpɛrɪˈdʒiːən
Pyrenean
ˌpɪrəˈniːən
sien
ˈsiːən
Tupian
tuːˈpiːən

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE AUGEAN

Aug
AugCog
Augean stables
augend
auger
Auger effect

WORDS THAT END LIKE AUGEAN

bean
Boolean
cetacean
Chilean
clean
dean
European
gean
hypogean
Indian Ocean
jean
lean
mean
Mediterranean
Muskhogean
Muskogean
ocean
sean
South Korean
the Caribbean

Synonyms and antonyms of Augean in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «Augean» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF AUGEAN

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The translations of Augean from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «Augean» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

Augean
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

Augías
570 millions of speakers

English

Augean
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

Augean
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

قذر
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

Авгиевы
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

Augean
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

AugCog
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

Augias
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

AugCog
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Augias
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

大変な努力が必要な
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

Augean
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

AugCog
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

Augean
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

AugCog
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

ऑगोगॉग
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

AugCog
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

Augia
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

Augiasza
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

авгієві
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

lui Augias
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

Augean
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

Augean
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

Augean
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

Augean
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of Augean

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «AUGEAN»

The term «Augean» is normally little used and occupies the 110.108 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «AUGEAN» OVER TIME

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

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «AUGEAN»

Discover the use of Augean in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to Augean and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Cleaning Augean Stables: Examining Drama's Strategies
Cleaning Augean Stables: Examining Drama's Strategies addresses that failure in four ways: It critiques those critical pieties, counters their irrelevance and argues their diminishing value for our time.
Leon Katz, 2012
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Early American Proverbs and Proverbial Phrases
A137 To cleanse (clean) the Augean stable 1765 Woodmason Journal 81: When will this Augean Stable be cleans'd? 1769 290: He was too feeble a Hercules to cleanse the Augean Stable. 1775 PSchuyler in Sparks Correspondence 1.4: I ...
Bartlett Jere Whiting, 1977
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How to Sound Clever: Master the 600 English Words You ...
Augean. atavistic. (adj.) = concerning the re-emergence of traits that had disappeared generations ago from the Latin atavus: forefather e.g. A human foetus starts life with a tail; but as the foetus grows this atavistic feature drops off ...
Hubert van den Bergh, 2010
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The Book of Virtues for Young People: A Treasury of Great ...
Hercules Cleans the Augean Stables The cleaning of the Augean stables was the fifth of the famous Twelve Labors of Hercules, which the great Greek hero performed by order of his cousin, King Eurystheus of Mycenae. We usually think of ...
William J. Bennett, 1997
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Becoming a Geographer
ut. Geography. 1957-1977. The. Augean. Period. And documented batterings Are better left alone; What shocks her isn't crawling things But lifting up the stone. — Roger Woddis "Too Bloody True" BITING bullets leaves a nasty taste in the ...
Peter Gould, 2000
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Merriam-Webster's Vocabulary Builder
Thus, the word Augean by itself has come to mean ' 'extremely difficult or distasteful," so we can also refer to Augean tasks or Augean labor, or even Augean clutter. By the way, Hercules cleaned the stables by causing two rivers to run through ...
Mary W. Cornog, 1993
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Punch: Or the London Charivari
Several, from their connexion with agriculture, and also from their tastes, habits, and ideas, might figuratively have been termed oxen ; but the only bulls in the Augean Stables were Irish, or oral bulls, and these were tolerably numerous. Goats ...
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The Book of Virtues
The cleaning of the Augean stables was the fifth of the famous Twelve Labors of Hercules, which the great Greek hero performed by order of his cousin, King Eurystheus of Mycenae. We usually think of Hercules as embodying strength more ...
William J. Bennett, 2010
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Hansard's Parliamentary Debates
gigantic measures of that great man, of whose almost super-human eloquence in another place I will not speak — has his suitor in Chancery gained nothing by the gigantic efforts to clear the Augean stable of all that accumulated load which ...
Great Britain. Parliament, Thomas Curson Hansard, 1832
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Thy Kingdom Come
A dark comedy that takes place in the overwhelming afterlife of sin, sultry luxury, and simmering lava pools, this story follows tough guy, Cleavage, mindless, unscrupulous womanizer, Grengo, and lethal human weapon, Wohl, after they go ...
Augean Lake, 2003

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «AUGEAN»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term Augean is used in the context of the following news items.
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Is the Justice Lodha committee paying any attention to BCCI's dirty …
... of a cleaning of the Augean stables will change the way the BCCI functions. The muck runs too deep for cosmetic changes to have any effect. «Firstpost, Jul 15»
2
Comment - The Grim Reaper knocks on Greece's door
Greece needs a financial and social revolution to clean out its Augean stables of corruption, speculation and malfeasance. They must be made ... «The Sun Daily, Jul 15»
3
Buhari's 30 Days In Office: Between Presidency And PDP
That is why the Augean Stable is being cleaned now, and it requires scrupulous and painstaking planning. Across all sectors, our national life ... «Leadership Newspapers, Jul 15»
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Clue to Grammatical Blunders - a Review
Such expressions as 'chicken hearted', 'to clean the Augean stable', 'to call the tune', 'to be at daggers drawn', among so many others, were ... «AllAfrica.com, Jul 15»
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Augean plc's Corporate Rating Reiterated at N+1 Singer (AUG)
Augean plc logo N+1 Singer reiterated their corporate rating on shares of Augean plc (LON:AUG) in a research report released on Friday ... «The Legacy, Jul 15»
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The Grim Reaper Knocks On Greece's Door
Greece needs a financial and social revolution to clean out its Augean stables of corruption, peculation and malfeasance. They must be made ... «Sri Lanka Guardian, Jul 15»
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Augean plc's "Corporate" Rating Reiterated at N+1 Singer (AUG)
Augean plc logo Augean plc (LON:AUG)'s stock had its “corporate” rating restated by equities research analysts at N+1 Singer in a research note issued to ... «Dakota Financial News, Jul 15»
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Augean plc Given Corporate Rating at N+1 Singer (AUG)
Augean plc logo N+1 Singer reiterated their corporate rating on shares of Augean plc (LON:AUG) in a research note released on Friday ... «sleekmoney, Jul 15»
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Augean plc Stock Rating Reaffirmed by N+1 Singer (AUG)
Augean plc logo Augean plc (LON:AUG)'s stock had its “corporate” rating reissued by N+1 Singer in a research note issued on Friday, ... «WKRB News, Jul 15»
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Men! If you name your penis, you're a tool
... so your pants don't contain a divine hero capable of slaying a nine-headed hydra or cleaning out the Augean stables in a limited timeframe. «The Guardian, Jul 15»

REFERENCE
« EDUCALINGO. Augean [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/augean>. Dec 2019 ».
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