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nounClassical Mythology.
  1. a sea god who fathered the Gorgons.

Words Nearby Phorcys Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use Phorcys in a sentence

  • Phorcys and godlike Ascanius far from Ascania, led the Phrygians, and they eagerly desired to engage in battle.

  • Homer says that the spear of Aias burst the gualon of Phorcys, and the bronze let out the entrails.

    The World of Homer | Andrew Lang
  • Phorcys, again, and noble Ascanius led the Phrygians from the far country of Ascania, and both were eager for the fray.

    The Iliad | Homer
  • The shield of Phorcys, if he wore one, must have been slung over his back or side at the moment.

    The World of Homer | Andrew Lang