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Ceyx

noun
  1. Greek myth a king of Trachis in Thessaly and the husband of Alcyone. He died in a shipwreck and his wife drowned herself in griefCompare Alcyone 1
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Examples from the Web for ceyx

Historical Examples

  • She could recall just how Ceyx looked when first he saw her wear it.

    A Book of Myths

    Jean Lang

  • Ceyx goes to consult the oracle of Claros, and perishes by shipwreck.

    The Metamorphoses of Ovid

    Publius Ovidius Naso

  • Did breake, and vnderneathe the sea the head of Ceyx stracke.'

  • Ceyx was drowned on his way to consult the oracle of Claros.

    The Student's Mythology

    Catherine Ann White

  • She begged Ceyx not to go, but he said that it was necessary.

    The Curious Book of Birds

    Abbie Farwell Brown