noun Classical Mythology.

the lover of Galatea, killed by Polyphemus out of jealousy. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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Historical Examples of acis

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

  • 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



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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