Phidippides

[ fahy-dip-i-deez ]
/ faɪˈdɪp ɪˌdiz /
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noun

Definition for phidippides (2 of 2)

Pheidippides

or Phi·dip·pi·des

[ fahy-dip-i-deez ]
/ faɪˈdɪp ɪˌdiz /

noun

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

  • 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 (1 of 2)

Phidippides

/ (faɪˈdɪpɪˌdiːz) /

noun

a variant spelling of Pheidippides

British Dictionary definitions for phidippides (2 of 2)

Pheidippides

Phidippides

/ (faɪˈdɪpɪˌdiːz) /

noun

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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