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Meaning of "Phrixus" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF PHRIXUS

Phrixus  [ˈfrɪksəs] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF PHRIXUS

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Phrixus 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 PHRIXUS MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Phrixus

Phrixus

In Greek mythology was the son of Athamas, king of Boiotia, and Nephele. His twin sister Helle and he were hated by their stepmother, Ino. Ino hatched a devious plot to get rid of the twins, roasting all of Boeotia'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 and Helle. Before they were killed, though, Phrixus and Helle were rescued by a flying, or swimming, ram with golden wool sent by Nephele, their natural mother; their starting point is variously recorded as Halos in Thessaly and Orchomenus in Boeotia. During their flight Helle swooned, fell off the ram and drowned in the Dardanelles, renamed the Hellespont, but Phrixus survived all the way to Colchis, where King Aeëtes, the son of the sun god Helios, took him in and treated him kindly, giving Phrixus his daughter, Chalciope, in marriage. In gratitude, Phrixus sacrificed the ram to Zeus and gave the king the golden fleece of the ram, which Aeëtes hung in a tree in the holy grove of Ares in his kingdom, guarded by a dragon that never slept.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH PHRIXUS


abraxas
əˈbræksəs
amphioxi
ˌæmfɪˈɒksəs
amphioxus
ˌæmfɪˈɒksəs
amplexus
æmˈplɛksəs
census
ˈsɛnsəs
colossus
kəˈlɒsəs
complexus
kəmˈpleksəs
consensus
kənˈsɛnsəs
cursus
ˈkɜːsəs
Issus
ˈɪsəs
lapsus
ˈlæpsəs
Manassas
məˈnæsəs
nexus
ˈnɛksəs
Oxus
ˈɒksəs
Pegasus
ˈpɛɡəsəs
plexus
ˈplɛksəs
risus
ˈraɪsəs
tarsus
ˈtɑːsəs
Texas
ˈtɛksəs
versus
ˈvɜːsəs

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE PHRIXUS

Phrygia
Phrygian
Phrygian cap
Phryne
PHS
PHSE

WORDS THAT END LIKE PHRIXUS

choroid plexus
coeliac plexus
Jesus
Mauritius
miscellaneous
nous
numerous
plus
previous
religious
ridiculous
serious
solar plexus
status
sus
taxus
thus
us
various
virus

Synonyms and antonyms of Phrixus in the English dictionary of synonyms

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法瑞克斯
1,325 millions of speakers

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Phrixus
570 millions of speakers

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Phrixus
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Phrixus
380 millions of speakers
ar

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Phrixus
280 millions of speakers

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Phrixus
278 millions of speakers

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Phrixus
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Phrixus
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Phrixus
220 millions of speakers

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Phrixus
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Phrixus
180 millions of speakers

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プリクソス
130 millions of speakers

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Phrixus
85 millions of speakers

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Phrixus
85 millions of speakers
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Phrixus
80 millions of speakers

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Phrixus
75 millions of speakers

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फ्रिक्सिक्स
75 millions of speakers

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Phrixus
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

Frisso
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Phrixus
50 millions of speakers

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Phrixus
40 millions of speakers

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Phrixus
30 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Greek

Φρίξου
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Phrixus
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Phrixus
10 millions of speakers
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Phrixus
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Trends of use of Phrixus

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «PHRIXUS»

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «PHRIXUS»

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The Facts on File Companion to Classical Drama
Ino wanted her own children to succeed to the kingship, so she plotted to destroy Nephele's son, Phrixus, first in line to inherit the throne. Another tradition says that both Athamas and Ino plotted to kill Phrixus. Ino's plot was extremely clever ...
John E. Thorburn, 2005
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In the Image of the Ancestors: Narratives of Kinship in ...
The Sun, Aeetes' father, advances a view that contradicts Pelias': Aeetes gave Phrixus shelter, offered him his daughter in marriage, and now takes responsibility for grandsons of mixed Greek and Colchian descent (1.520– 3). The oracle ...
Neil W. Bernstein, 2008
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Anthology of Classical Myth: Primary Sources in Translation
2 Ino Ino, the daughter of Cadmus and Harmonia, wanted to kill Phrixus and Helle, Athamas' children by Nebula. So she hatched a plan with the women of her family and made them all swear that they would parch the grain they were to hand ...
Stephen M. Trzaskoma, R. Scott Smith, Stephen Brunet, 2004
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Classical Mythology
After bearing Athamas two children, Phrixus and Helle, she returned to the sky. Athamas then married Ino, one of the daughters of Cadmus, who attempted to destroy her stepchildren. She also persuaded the Boeotian women to parch the ...
Mark P. O. Morford, Robert J. Lenardon, 1999
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Dictionary of Classical Mythology
Ino bribed them on their return to report that Phrixus must be sacrificed to Zeus. At first Athamas refused to perform such a sacrifice, but eventually he gave in for his people's sake (though in one version, Phrixus volunteered to die). Just as ...
Jennifer R. March, 2014
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Gods and Heroes in Pompeii
Phrixus and llelle MANA inv. no. S S S9 Pompeii. 1 1. 1 T.l us. Oce: Third Si vie Athamas. bv order ol l lera. married Nephele bv whom he had two sons. Phrixus and Leucon and a daughter l lelle. \\ hen Nephele w as betraved bv Athamas with  ...
Ernesto De Carolis, 2001
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Guidebook to the Constellations: Telescopic Sights, Tales, ...
She also had them tell her husband that sacrifice of Phrixus was the only way to lift the curse. The people were ready to believe this story because Phrixus' aunt Demodice, who had fallen in love with the handsome young man and been ...
Phil Simpson, 2012
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Ancient Stepmothers: Myth, Misogyny and Reality
Astr. 2.20 of a 'Potiphar's wife' situation featuring Phrixus and Demodice, in this case said to be the wife of Athamas' brother Cretheus.36 If the Scholiast is correct in his interpretation of Pindar,37 then it appears that a story involving an ...
Patricia A. Watson, 1995
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Time in Ancient Greek Literature
Some characters actually choose an earlier starting point as the cause (one might be tempted to say, aition) of the expedition of the Argo, viz. the flight of Phrixus and Helle on the back of the golden ram. For example, an anonymous woman, ...
Irene J. F. De Jong, René Nünlist, 2007
10
The Geography of Kingship in Apollonius of Rhodes
honored above all other strangers in his house, Aeetes is indicating respect, particularly for Phrixus and also for Phrixus's sons.163 Were that indeed the manner in which Aeetes addresses his grandchildren, this would be a valid and excellent ...
Amanda R. Regan, 2009

5 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «PHRIXUS»

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Roundup: MI Science Center, Phrixus, #hack4detroit, Quicken
—University of Michigan spin-out Phrixus Pharmaceuticals is taking another step toward clinical trials of its Duchenne muscular dystrophy drug, ... «Xconomy, Jun 15»
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Phrixus Pharmaceuticals Receives Services From National Institutes …
Ann Arbor, Michigan, June 18, 2015 /India PRwire/ -- Phrixus Pharmaceuticals, Inc., today announced that the NIH National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute ... «India PRwire, Jun 15»
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Obama meets Mexican counterpart amid calls to act tough on …
phrixus · 6 Jan 2015 6:23. 6 7. I guess killing innocent men, women and children with drone strikes doesn't qualify as a human rights abuse. «The Guardian, Jan 15»
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Phrixus Pharmaceuticals Announces European Access Program for …
ANN ARBOR, MI--(Marketwired - December 02, 2014) - Phrixus Pharmaceuticals, Inc. and Ethicor Pharma Ltd. today announced the initiation ... «Marketwired, Dec 14»
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NIH Award Will Help Phrixus Advance to Clinical Trials
University of Michigan spinoff Phrixus Pharmaceuticals has won an award from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) that will help the company ... «Xconomy, Jul 13»

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