[ fin-ee-uhs, fahy-nyoos ]
/ ˈfɪn i əs, ˈfaɪ nyus /
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noun Classical Mythology.
a brother of Cepheus who was not brave enough to rescue his betrothed Andromeda from a sea monster and who was eventually turned to stone.
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How to use Phineus in a sentence
The story alluded to is that Phineus, king of Thrace, unjustly put out the eyes of his sons.The Aeneid of Virgil|Virgil
Monstrous birds with women's faces, sent by Zeus to torment Phineus by defiling and carrying off all food placed on his table.The Works of Lucian of Samosata, v. 4|Lucian of Samosata
Next they reached Bithynia, where dwelt the blind prophet Phineus, to whom their coming proved a blessing.
When the Argo reached the dangerous spot, at the suggestion of Phineus, a dove was let loose.
Phineus had been blinded by Neptune, as a punishment for having shown Phryxus the way to Colchis.