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Definition of the adjective Circean

What does Circean mean as an attribute of a noun?


  1. Of or pertaining to Circe, the Greek goddess.
  2. pleasing but dangerous

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Google previewThe Imperial Dictionary of the English Language (1885)

A Complete Encyclopedic Lexicon, Literary, Scientific, and Technological by John Ogilvie

CIRCEAN.] Sepulchral Cippus. [From Circe. See A small genus of slender erect herbs, with creeping rootstocks, nat. order Onagracete; enchanter's nightshade. There are two British species, C. alpina and C. lutetiana.

Google previewThe Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia: The Century dictionary ... prepared under the superintendence of William Dwight Whitney ... rev. & enl. under the superintendence of Benjamin E. Smith (1911)

See Circean. Circaetus (ser-ka'e-tus), n. [NL. (Vieillot, 1816), < Gr. xlpitoc, a kind of hawk flying in circles (see circus), + anac, an eagle. J A genus of small eagles or large hawks with the tarsi partly feathered, the nostrils oval and perpendicular, ...

Google previewThe Art of English Poetry. Containing I. Rules for Making Verses. II. A Collection of the Most ... Sublime Thoughts ... in the Best English Poets. III. A Dictionary of Rhymes. -3. Ed (1708)

Medea's Charms were there ; Circean Feasts, With Bowls that turn'd immoff; Youths to Beasts: Here Here might be feen that Beauty, Wealth, and Wit, And ( 443 )...

Google previewThe Century dictionary and cyclopedia (1897)

a work of universal reference in all departments of knowledge, with a new atlas of the world by William Dwight Whitney, Benjamin Eli Smith

See Circean. Circaetus (ser-ka'e-tus), n. [NL. (Vieillot, 1816). < Gr. idpKoc, a kind of hawk flying in circles (see circus), + aeroc, an eagle.] A genus of small eagles or large hawks with the tarsi partly feathered, the nostrils oval and perpendicular ...

Google previewChambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary (part 1 of 4: A-D)

by Various

Circean,sėrsē′an, adj.relatingtothe beautiful sorceress Circe, who transformed the companions of Ulyssesinto swinebya magic beverage: infatuating anddegrading.—Also Circæ′an. Circensian, sirsen′shian, adj. relating to the Circus ...

Google previewCrossword Puzzle Dictionary (2015)

by Murali Mohan Hundigam

charming, Circean Dangerously corpulent—obese Dangerously fast— breakneck Dangerously infectious—virulent Dangerously overweight—obese, bloated Dangerously placed—in peril Dangerously positioned—precarious Dangerously ...

Google previewThe Oratorical Dictionary (1835)

by John Newland Maffitt

CIRCEAN. adj. Pertaining to Circe, the goddess of sorcery and magic. CIRCEN'S LAN. adj. Relating to the exhibition in the amphitheatre of Rome. - CIR'CLE. s. A line every where equidistant from a common centre; compass; circuit. v. circle; ...

Google previewThe illustrated national pronouncing dictionary of the English language (1868)

CHOUGH S2 CIRCEAN Chough, (chuf) n. a sea-bird. Chouse, (chous) v. t. to cheat; to trick. Chowder, (chowMer) n. fish boiled with biscuit. Chrism, (krizm) n. consecrated oil. Chrismal, (knz'mal) a. relating to chrism. [Messiah. Christ, (krist) n.

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Circean Meaning

Video shows what Circean means. Of or pertaining to Circe, the Greek goddess, a mythological enchantress who first charmed her victims and then changed ...

Scrabble value of C3I1R1C3E1A1N1

The value of this 7-letter word is 11 points, but it's not an accepted word in the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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