Antaeus

[ an-tee-uh s ]
/ ænˈti əs /

noun Classical Mythology.

an African giant who was invincible when in contact with the earth but was lifted into the air by Hercules and crushed.

Related forms

An·tae·an, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for antaean

Antaeus

/ (ænˈtiːəs) /

noun

Greek myth an African giant who was invincible as long as he touched the ground, but was lifted into the air by Hercules and crushed to death

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