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  1. Greek myth a prince of the Lapiths, who accomplished many great deeds with his friend Theseus
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Examples from the Web for pirithoüs

Historical Examples

  • "Hail to thee, Pirithous, Ixion's son," cried the Wanderer again.

    The World's Desire

    H. Rider Haggard and Andrew Lang

  • Hippodamia mother of Polyptes, Pirithous the father, v. 742.

  • Hip-po-da-mi´a.Wife of Pirithous;almost carried off by the Centaurs, 260.

  • And on the gables is a representation of the fight between the Lapithæ and the Centaurs at the marriage of Pirithous.

  • Pirithous, aided by Theseus, even attempted to snatch Proserpina from the God of the under-world.

    The Satyricon, Complete

    Petronius Arbiter