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Definition of the noun Adamastor

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Adamastor is a genus of Procellariidae, described by Bonaparte in 1856.


Adamastor is a Greek-type mythological character famed by the Portuguese poet Luís de Camões in his epic poem Os Lusíadas, as a symbol of the forces of nature Portuguese navigators had to overcome during their discoveries. Camões gave his creation a history as one of the Gigantes of Greek mythology who had been spurned by Thetis, now appearing in the form of a threatening storm cloud to Vasco da Gama and threatening to ruin anyone hardy enough to pass the Cape and penetrate the Indian Ocean, which was Adamastor's domain.


"Adamastor" is a book by André Brink.

Phrases with Adamastor

Phrases starting with the word Adamastor:

  1. Adamastor Typus
  2. Adamastor cinereus

Phrases ending with the word Adamastor:

  1. genus Adamastor
  2. Alpheus Adamastor
  3. Atherix Adamastor
  4. Graphium Adamastor
  5. Catharsius Adamastor
  6. Procellaria Adamastor
  7. Species Atherix Adamastor
  8. Species Graphium Adamastor
  9. Species Catharsius Adamastor
  10. Species Procellaria Adamastor

Other phrases containing the word Adamastor:

  1. Species Adamastor Typus
  2. species Adamastor cinereus

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Adamastor

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Google previewNew World Encounters (1993)

by Stephen Greenblatt

Like Antaeus, Adamastor is an autochthonous son of the Earth (5.51) and a figure for an Africa that cannot be definitively subdued by European arms.34 Canto 5 thus moves in sequence from da Gama's description of the waterspout to ...

Google previewThe Phantom of the Opera (2017)

by Gaston Leroux

In the orchestra stalls, the drugget covering them looked like an angry sea, whose glaucous waves had been suddenly rendered stationary by a secret order from the storm phantom, who, as everybody knows, is called Adamastor. MM.

Google previewEncyclopedia of Giants and Humanoids in Myth, Legend and Folklore (2016)

by Theresa Bane

Adamastor,. the. Giant. According to the French Renaissance doctor, Greek scholar, humanist, monk, and writer François...

Adamastor was listed as the father of Anteus, who “begot AGATHO; who begot PORUS, against whom Alexander the ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Post-Colonial Literatures in English (2004)

by Eugene Benson, University Professor Emeritus of English Eugene Benson, L.W. Conolly

COETZEE notes that, unlike America's retreating frontier, South Africa's topography has been antagonistic to the Edenic: the ambivalently threatening titan Adamastor – figuratively immanent in Table Mountain for poets from Camoens to ...

Google previewHelm Dictionary of Scientific Bird Names (2010)

by James A. Jobling

Adamastor Portuguese Adamastor, hideous phantom of the ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Superstitions, Folklore, and the Occult Sciences of the World (1903)

A Comprehensive Library of Human Belief and Practice in the Mysteries of Life ... by Mrs. Cora Linn (Morrison) Daniels, Charles McClellan Stevans

ADAMASTOR, the giant Spirit of the Cape.

Google previewDictionary of phrase and fable. [A dictionary of English literature] by W.D. Adams, with additions (1885)

by Ebenezer Cobham Brewer

(Set Adamastor.) Capel Court. A speculation in stocks of such magnitude as to aff eet the money market. Capel Court is the name of the place where transactions in the stocks are carried on. Caper Merchant. A dancing- master, who cuts ...

Google previewStokes' Encyclopedia of Music and Musicians (1909)

Covering the Entire Period of Musical History from the Earliest Times to the Season of 1908-09 by Leander Jan Bekker

Selika; "Tranquillo e gia," Vasco; " Figlia dei Re," Nelusko; finale, sextet; Act III: "Adamastor, re dell' onde prof ondo," Nelusko ; Act IV: "O Paradiso," Vasco ; " Dove son," Vasco and Selika; Act V: "Da qui ...

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Small photo of LISBON, PORTUGAL - NOVEMBER 8. Statue of the Adamastor in Miradouro Di Santa Catarina, Lisbon on November 8, 2017.Small photo of LISBON, PORTUGAL - NOVEMBER 8. Statue of the Adamastor in Miradouro Di Santa Catarina, Lisbon on November 8, 2017.Small photo of LISBON, PORTUGAL - NOVEMBER 8. Statue of the Adamastor in Miradouro Di Santa Catarina, Lisbon on November 8, 2017. More...

Scrabble value of A1D2A1M3A1S1T1O1R1

The value of this 9-letter word is 12 points, but it's not an accepted word in the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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