- the Fate who determines the length of the thread of life.
Origin of Lachesis
< Latin < Greek, personification of láchesis destiny, equivalent to lache(în) to happen or obtain by lot + -sis -sis
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Examples from the Web for lachesis
Lachesis announced the past, Clotho the present, and Atropos the future.The Phantom World
Here we are told by our law of cure, that the sphere of Lachesis commences.Apis Mellifica
C. W. Wolf
The 'Lachesis' didn't have a mark on her and all we had was a few possible hits.
You say the 'Lachesis' and they say 'Oh, yes, the cruise ship.'
Not that I didn't expect it, but the "Lachesis" was worse than the "Clotho" had ever been.
- Greek myth one of the three Fates
via Latin from Greek, from lakhesis destiny, from lakhein to befall by lot
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