Lachesis

[ lach-uh-sis ]
/ ˈlætʃ ə sɪs /

noun Classical Mythology.

the Fate who determines the length of the thread of life.

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Origin of Lachesis

<Latin <Greek, personification of láchesis destiny, equivalent to lache(în) to happen or obtain by lot + -sis-sis
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British Dictionary definitions for Lachesis

Lachesis
/ (ˈlækɪsɪs) /

noun

Greek myth one of the three Fates

Word Origin for Lachesis

via Latin from Greek, from lakhesis destiny, from lakhein to befall by lot
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