noun, plural ca·du·ce·i [kuh-doo-see-ahy, -shee-ahy, -dyoo-] /kəˈdu siˌaɪ, -ʃiˌaɪ, -ˈdyu-/.
- cadmus, paul,
- cadogan teapot,
Origin of caduceus
Examples from the Web for caduceus
Romney was smiling as brightly as the caduceus when the painting was officially unveiled at the statehouse in July 2009.
The inclusion of the Caduceus seemed no less important to Romney than the inclusion of his wife.
“The whole problem was what to do with the caduceus,” Whitney recalls.
It might be compared to an allegorical engraving by some artist of the sixteenth century—Robeta or the Master of the Caduceus.Renaissance in Italy: Italian Literature|John Addington Symonds
By this touch of my Caduceus I give thee power to see things as they are, and, among others, thyself.Dialogues of the Dead|Lord Lyttelton
Hermes carried a staff, the caduceus, given him by Apollo, about which two serpents were twined.Palamon and Arcite|John Dryden
A caduceus, against which rests a shield of arms, lies at her feet.Book-Plates|William J. Hardy
There was ensconced a lovely statuette of the winged Mercury, bearing the caduceus—the god of movement, gaiety, success.The Death of the Gods|Dmitri Mrejkowski
noun plural -cei (-sɪˌaɪ)
Word Origin for caduceus
1590s, from Latin caduceus, alteration of Doric Greek karykeion "herald's staff," from karyx (genitive karykos) "a herald," from PIE *karu-, from root *kar- "to praise loudly, extol" (cf. Sanskrit carkarti "mentions with praise," Old English hreð "fame, glory"). Token of a peaceful embassy; originally an olive branch. Especially the wand carried by Mercury, messenger of the gods, usually represented with two serpents twined round it.