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or Trip·tol·e·mos

[trip-tol-uh-muh s]
noun Classical Mythology.
  1. a favorite of Demeter and the inventor of the plow and patron of agriculture, connected with the Eleusinian mysteries.
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Examples from the Web for triptolemus

Historical Examples

  • Cicero mentions a Triptolemus as the fourth judge of the dead.

    1000 Mythological Characters Briefly Described

    Edward S. Ellis

  • “Ye had better wring your ain cloak, Triptolemus,” answered Baby.

    The Pirate

    Sir Walter Scott

  • “I wish you would speak sense, or be the silent woman,” said Triptolemus.

    The Pirate

    Sir Walter Scott

  • It was founded by Argives, who accompanied Triptolemus in his search after Io.

  • We shall soon speak of Triptolemus in our description of Syria.

British Dictionary definitions for triptolemus


  1. Greek myth a favourite of Demeter, sent by her to teach mankind agriculture
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