[ than-uh-tos, -tohs ]
/ ˈθæn əˌtɒs, -toʊs /
an ancient Greek personification of death.
Psychoanalysis.(usually lowercase) the death instinct, especially as expressed in violent aggression.
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OTHER WORDS FROM ThanatosThan·a·tot·ic [than-uh-tot-ik], /ˌθæn əˈtɒt ɪk/, adjective
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How to use Thanatos in a sentence
The Greeks had imagined Thanatos 14 as a winged genius; that was correct.
A lake of yellow smoke formed in the pocket behind the hill where lay the redoubt in which "Thanatos" was snoring.
At noon she awoke, crying aloud that the Red Mouse claimed her soul from Thanatos.
There it stands while we debate; as Thanatos and Heracles fought over the veiled queen.
British Dictionary definitions for Thanatos
the Greek personification of death: son of Nyx, goddess of nightRoman counterpart: Mors
the name chosen by Freud to represent a universal death instinctCompare Eros (def. 2)
Derived forms of ThanatosThanatotic (ˌθænəˈtɒtɪk), adjective
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