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Autolycus

[ aw-tol-i-kuhs ]
/ ɔˈtɒl ɪ kəs /
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noun
Classical Mythology. a thief, the son of Hermes and Chione, and the grandfather of Odysseus. He possessed the power of changing the shape of whatever he stole and of making it and himself invisible.
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British Dictionary definitions for Autolycus (1 of 2)

Autolycus1
/ (ɔːˈtɒlɪkəs) /

noun
a crater in the NW quadrant of the moon about 38 km in diameter and 3000 m deep

British Dictionary definitions for Autolycus (2 of 2)

Autolycus2
/ (ɔːˈtɒlɪkəs) /

noun
Greek myth a thief who stole cattle from his neighbour Sisyphus and prevented him from recognizing them by making them invisible
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