/ (braɪˈɛərɪəs) /

  1. Greek myth a giant with a hundred arms and fifty heads who aided Zeus and the Olympians against the Titans

Derived forms of Briareus

  • Briarean, adjective

Words Nearby Briareus

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How to use Briareus in a sentence

  • Briareus himself could not do it single-handed, as one of our vivacious Home Rulers might say.

    Mount Royal, Volume 3 of 3 | Mary Elizabeth Braddon
  • Briareus, armed to the teeth, would not affright our modern dowagers, or deter them from their prey.

    Guy Livingstone; | George A. Lawrence
  • If a man were a Briareus, he should use all his hundred hands at once; at any rate, let everybody employ the two which they have.

    Laws | Plato
  • Briareus was another giant, remarkable for having fifty heads and a hundred hands.

    The Student's Mythology | Catherine Ann White
  • Have the hundred eyes of Argus beforehand, and the hundred hands of Briareus afterward.