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noun Classical Mythology.
  1. the lover of Galatea, killed by Polyphemus out of jealousy.
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Examples from the Web for acis

Historical Examples

  • Oh, I guess your meaning at last; you wish to tell me, Acis, that it is cold!

    The 'Characters' of Jean de La Bruyre

    Jean de La Bruyre

  • The Polyphemus in Acis and Galatea has a fine amplitude of rough buffoonery.


    Romain Rolland

  • The Overture to Acis and Galatea, 1720, is also a single movement.


    Romain Rolland

  • The autumn Snowflake, L. autumnale or Acis autumnalis, is an exquisite little bulb with white blossoms, tinged with rose.

    The Book of Bulbs

    Samuel Arnott

  • As the blood of Acis crept in a stream from under the rock it grew paler and paler until it turned into water.

British Dictionary definitions for acis


  1. Greek myth a Sicilian shepherd and the lover of the nymph Galatea. In jealousy, Polyphemus crushed him with a huge rock, and his blood was turned by Galatea into a river
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