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Definition of the noun damocles

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noun

  1. the Greek courtier to Dionysius the Elder who (according to legend) was condemned to sit under a naked sword that was suspended by a hair in order to demonstrate to him that being a king was not the happy state Damocles had said it was (4th century BC)
    • lexical domain: People - nouns denoting people
    • instance of: courtier = an attendant at the court of a sovereign

Phrases with Damocles

  1. Sondra damocles
  2. Indohya damocles
  3. Neomaso Damocles
  4. Numicia Damocles
  5. sword of damocles
  6. species Sondra damocles
  7. species Indohya damocles
  8. species Neomaso damocles
  9. species Numicia damocles

Person

Damocles is a figure featured in a single moral anecdote commonly referred to as "the Sword of Damocles," which was a late addition to classical Greek culture. The figure belongs properly to legend rather than Greek myth. The anecdote apparently figured in the lost history of Sicily by Timaeus of Tauromenium. The Roman orator Cicero may have read it in Diodorus Siculus. He made use of it in his Tusculan Disputations, V. 61–2, by which means it passed into the European cultural mainstream.

Miscellanea

The Damocles is a 3rd generation targeting pod, modular, eye-safe laser, high performance pod selected by the French Air Force for its attack fighter aircraft fleet.

  • also known as Thalès Damoclès

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Google previewExtermination (2011)

by Don Pendleton

Damocles is a self-sustaining, highly capable organism that will breed unchecked. You know that fungus is also rapidly evolving and can adapt itself to any ...

Google previewA New and general biographical dictionary (1761)

containing an historical and critical account of the lives and writings of the most eminent persons in every nation, particularly the British and Irish, from the earliest accounts of time to the present period : wherein their remarkable actions or sufferings, their virtues, parts, and learning are accurately displayed : with a catalogue of their literary productions

DAMOCLES, a flatterer of the tyrant ...

Google previewHistorical Dictionary of Israeli Intelligence (2006)

by Ephraim Kahana

DAMOCLES OPERATION.After the 1956 Sinai Campaign, Egyptian president Gamal Abdel Nasser wanted West Germany to build a surface-to-surface missile capability for Egypt that could be used in a future war against Israel. In 1962 Isser  ...

Google previewHistorical Dictionary of Atomic Espionage (2011)

by Glenmore S. Trenear-Harvey

DAMOCLES. The codename of a clandestine operation undertaken by Israel's Mossad to deter German scientists from assisting an Egyptian surface- to-surface missile development program, DAMOCLES included threats and letter bombs ...

Google previewWinston's Cumulative Loose-leaf Encyclopedia (1922)

A Comprehensive Reference Work by Thomas Edward Finegan

Damocles. materials, ornamented with raised figures XV was getting into bis carriage to return of Sowers, landscapes, and other forms, from Versailles to Trianon, be was being the ricbest species of ornamental stabbed by  ...

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Scrabble value of D2A1M3O1C3L1E1S1

The value of this 8-letter word is 13 points, but it's not an accepted word in the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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