Phidippides

[fahy-dip-i-deez]

Pheidippides

or Phi·dip·pi·des

[fahy-dip-i-deez]
noun
  1. the Athenian runner who secured aid from Sparta in the struggle between the Athenians and the Persians 490 b.c.
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Examples from the Web for phidippides

Historical Examples of phidippides

  • Thou see'st how good it is to learn, There is no Jove, Phidippides.

    Fiends, Ghosts, and Sprites

    John Nettin Radcliffe

  • If you have a Phidippides in the family, by all means put him to work at tandem driving.

    Riding and Driving

    Edward L. Anderson


British Dictionary definitions for phidippides

Phidippides

noun
  1. a variant spelling of Pheidippides

Pheidippides

Phidippides

noun
  1. 5th century bc . Athenian athlete, who ran to Sparta to seek help against the Persians before the Battle of Marathon (490 bc)
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