noun Classical Mythology.
an Attic hero, the husband of Phaedra, father of Hippolytus, and slayer of the Minotaur and the robber Procrustes.
Related formsThe·se·an [thi-see-uh n] /θɪˈsi ən/, adjective
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Examples from the Web for theseus
Contemporary Examples of theseus
How did you map out what Eric and Jen would say and discover and where, with relation to the text of Ship of Theseus?
After that, I went off on my own to draft the rest of Ship of Theseus.
Historical Examples of theseus
She helped Geta to escape: they have both taken refuge in the Temple of Theseus.
What had become of the jailer and the guards, Theseus never knew.
He made up his mind, therefore, to let Theseus drink off the poisoned wine.
But Theseus by this time had leaped up, and caught the monster off his guard.
I cannot stop to tell you hardly any of the adventures that befell Theseus on the road to Athens.
British Dictionary definitions for theseus
Derived FormsThesean (θɪˈsiːən), adjective
Greek myth a hero of Attica, noted for his many great deeds, among them the slaying of the Minotaur, the conquest of the Amazons, whose queen he married, and participation in the Calydonian hunt
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Word Origin and History for theseus
legendary hero-king of Athens.
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