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Lachesis

[ lach-uh-sis ]

noun

, Classical Mythology.
  1. the Fate who determines the length of the thread of life.


Lachesis

/ ˈlækɪsɪs /

noun

  1. Greek myth one of the three Fates


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Word History and Origins

Origin of Lachesis1

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

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Word History and Origins

Origin of Lachesis1

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

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Example Sentences

Clotho draws the thread, Lachesis turns the wheel, and Atropos cuts the string asunder when spun to a due length.

Lachesis is represented with a spindle, Clotho with the thread, and Atropos with shears, with which she cuts it off.

Charles made his adieux to Clotho and Lachesis, and departed at the other end of the room.

There is a charming representation of Lachesis, which depicts her in all the grace of youth and beauty.

Lachesis from his face thought him a boy, But counting his victories she thought him full of years.

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