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Definition of the noun Aethon

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Aethon is a genus of Lernanthropidae, described by Krøyer in 1837.

Aethon is a genus of Buprestidae, described by Agassiz in 1846.


Aethon is a venture funded company.


Aethon: The ancient Greek word aithôn means "burning", "blazing" or "shining." Less strictly, it can denote the colour red-brown, or "tawny." It is an epithet sometimes applied to animals such as horses at Hom. Il. 2.839 ; oxen at Od.18.372; and an eagle at Il. 15.690.

Phrases with Aethon

Phrases starting with the word Aethon:

  1. Aethon percis
  2. Aethon Garricki
  3. Aethon Globosus
  4. Aethon Morelandi
  5. Aethon Quadratus
  6. Aethon Priacanthi

Phrase ending with the word Aethon:

  1. genus Aethon

Other phrases containing the word Aethon:

  1. species Aethon percis
  2. Species Aethon Garricki
  3. Species Aethon Globosus
  4. Species Aethon Morelandi
  5. Species Aethon Quadratus
  6. Species Aethon Priacanthi

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Google previewEncyclopedia of Beasts and Monsters in Myth, Legend and Folklore (2016)

by Theresa Bane

Variations: Æthon Throughout ancient Greek and Roman mythology, Aethon (“ blazing,”“burning,”“fiery red” or “shining”) was an epithet applied to many animals , mostly horses as it denoted a reddish-brown or tawny color. In Virgil's epic Latin ...

Google previewConcise Dictionary of Proper Names and Notable Matters in the Works of Dante

Eton, Aethon, one of the four horses that drew the chariot of the Sun, Conv. iv. 23136. [Eoo.] Ettore, Hector, eldest son of Priam, King of Troy, and Hecuba, Euclide Euno& husband of Andromache. During the siege of Troy ...

Google previewEtymological Dictionary of Grasses (2007)

by Harold T. Clifford, Peter D. Bostock

In classical usage Aethiopia was south of the Sudan and widely used in that sense Aethonopogon Gk aethon, fiery; pogon, beard. Spikelet invested in long reddish hairs aetnens-e, -is L. -ense,denoting origin. From Mt Etna, Sicily aetolic- a, ...

Google previewBibliotheca classica, sive Lexicon manuale ... Editio altera auctior et emendatior. [The compiler's preface signed: Herm. Bosscha.] (1816)

AEthon .

Google previewThe Edinburgh Encyclopaedia ... (1830)

by Sir David Brewster

it is certain that some animals are capable of mourning the death of men: Post bellator equus, positis insignibus, AEthon, It lacrymans, guttisque humectat grandibus ora. AEN. xi. Upon the whole, however, we may conclude, that save himself if ...

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Scrabble value of A1E1T1H4O1N1

The value of this 6-letter word is 9 points, but it's not an accepted word in the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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