[ muh-lam-puhs ]
/ məˈlæm pəs /
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noun Classical Mythology.
the first seer and healer: his ears were licked by serpents he had raised, enabling him to understand the speech and wisdom of animals.
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melaleuca, melamed, melamine, melamine resin, melammed, Melampus, melan-, melancholia, melancholiac, melancholic, melancholy
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How to use Melampus in a sentence
The old serpents were killed by some servants, but Melampus took care of the young ones, and fed them carefully.
The most famous soothsayer was Melampus, who was also the first mortal endowed with prophetic powers.
Three others were found, who had deserted from the Melampus, and about twelve more from various British ships of war.How Britannia Came to Rule the Waves|W.H.G. Kingston
Epimenides must be reckoned with Melampus and Onomacritus as one of the founders of Orphism.
Mantius, the other son of Melampus, was father to Polypheides and Cleitus.The Odyssey|Homer