Chiron

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n Chiron an asteroid discovered in 1977; it is unique in having an orbit lying mainly between the orbits of Saturn and Uranus
    • n Chiron (Greek mythology) the learned centaur who tutored Achilles, Asclepius, Hercules, Jason, and other heroes
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Usage

In literature:

Pelion, which Chiron had once given to Peleus, fraught with the death of heroes.
"The Iliad" by Homer
It is older than Hippocrates, older than Chiron the Centaur.
"Medical Essays" by Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.
I saw my friend, Madame du Chiron.
"The Secret Memoirs of Louis XV./XVI, Complete" by Madame du Hausset, an "Unknown English Girl" and the Princess Lamballe
They are mythical personages, like Hermes and Chiron.
"Beacon Lights of History, Volume III" by John Lord
I saw my friend, Madame du Chiron.
"Memoirs And Historical Chronicles Of The Courts Of Europe" by Various
Where Chiron dwells at the sacred foot of Pelion.
"The Tragedies of Euripides, Volume I." by Euripides
I imagine, that Chiron, so celebrated for his knowledge, was a mere personage formed from a tower, or temple, of that name.
"A New System; or, an Analysis of Antient Mythology. Volume II. (of VI.)" by Jacob Bryant
In the quotation above, Chaucer places Glascurion with Orpheus, Arion, and Chiron, four great harpers.
"Ballads of Romance and Chivalry" by Frank Sidgwick
In the meantime the half-beast {Chiron} was proud of a pupil of Divine origin, and rejoiced in the honor annexed to the responsibility.
"The Metamorphoses of Ovid" by Publius Ovidius Naso
He was educated by the noble Centaur Chiron, who instructed him in all knowledge, but more especially in that of the properties of herbs.
"Myths and Legends of Ancient Greece and Rome" by E.M. Berens
CHIRON, Subsector 8-A: No.
"Concordance" by Ann Wilson
Among these old and new friends the count met Madame Chiron de la Peyronie, relict of Admiral Chiron of the Grand Monarch's navy.
"Lippincott's Magazine, Vol. 20, August 1877" by Various
In these hills there was a great cave, and in that cave lived Chiron the Wise, who, the story says, was half a horse.
"Tales of Troy and Greece" by Andrew Lang
Jason is derived, he thinks, from ~iaomai~, to heal, because Jason studied medicine under the Centaur Chiron.
"Custom and Myth" by Andrew Lang
Chiron was the wisest of the Centaurs.
"Heathen Mythology" by Various
Jason was the son of a dethroned king and was brought up by the centaur Chiron.
"Greek Sculpture" by Estelle M. Hurll
It was Chiron who brought up Achilles; he fed him with lion's marrow.
"A Philosophical Dictionary, Volume 5 (of 10)" by François-Marie Arouet (AKA Voltaire)
Let us cross over into the latter constellation, which commemorates the centaur Chiron.
"Astronomy with an Opera-glass" by Garrett Putman Serviss
Hercules had been carefully instructed by the Centaur Chiron, and he was now equipped for his labors by the liberality of the gods.
"The Student's Mythology" by Catherine Ann White
It was also called by the ancients Chiron, Arcitenens, Minotaurus, Croton, etc.
"Astronomical Curiosities" by J. Ellard Gore
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In poetry:

Chiron had survived the smart
Of the Hydra-tainted dart,
And Jove's bolt had been with ease
Foil'd by Asclepiades.
"On The Death Of The Vice-Chancellor, A Physician (Translated From Milton)" by William Cowper
Next, over-pride and its price at the low-seeming fence
Too oft and too easily taken — the world-beheld fall!
And none in the yard except Chiron to doubt the immense,
Irretrievable shame of it all!…
"The Centaurs" by Rudyard Kipling
Starting and shying at straws, with sidlings and plungings,
Buckings and whirlings and bolts;
Greener than grass, but full-ripe for their bridling and lungings,
Up to the yards and to Chiron they bustled the colts…
"The Centaurs" by Rudyard Kipling

In news:

The Chiron Corporation said today that Hollings Renton, formerly president and chief operating officer of the Cetus Corporation, would fill that position for Chiron upon completion of the two companies' merger.
The former "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" star replaces Pierce Brosnan, who played Chiron the centaur in the first film.
Anthony Head to Play Chiron in 'Percy Jackson' Sequel.
Fox 2000 has cast Anthony Head as Chiron in Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Sea of Monsters.
Chiron to Acquire PathoGenesis for $700 Million.
Seeking to bolster its portfolio of products, the Chiron Corporation said yesterday that it had agreed to pay $700 million in cash to acquire the PathoGenesis Corporation, a developer of antibiotics.
Loss at Chiron Is Attributed to Ciba Alliance.
The Chiron Corporation reported a first-quarter loss today, reflecting additional costs associated with its partnership with Ciba-Geigy A.G.
EMERYVILLE, Calif, Oct 9— In the rarefied world of biotechnology, the Chiron Corporation has always had the respect of its peers.
Chiron to Acquire PathoGenesis for $700 Million.
Bolstered by his success and armed with degrees in international affairs and psychology, Slattery started The Chiron Group in 1981 to offer human capital management training to organizations that need it.
Chiron was the name given to a particularly special centaur in the Pantheon of Greek gods.
"Chiron" horse sculpture above by artist Pat Frederick, out of steel & copper.
Followers of Greek myth will remember Chiron the Centaur, who lived in a cave on Mount Pelion.
Percy 's wheelchair-bound teacher Chiron (Pierce Brosnan) accompanies him to a camp for demigods, where Percy hones his fighting skills.
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In science:

Observed blue Centaurs colors (like for 2060 Chiron) are compatible with a surface being recovered by the bound coma detected by Meech et al. (1997).
Reopening the TNOs Color Controversy: Centaurs Bimodality and TNOs Unimodality
Chirons are miniclusters with very small relative pT .
Multiparticle Dynamics 1998: Summary talk
Chiron-type comets (aka Centaurs — only a handful of them are known to be active) and Encke-type comets (only two members are known to date) are now introduced.
Cometary diversity and cometary families
It is important to note that Chiron-type comets are probably the same as Jupiter-family comets were expelled from giant planets .
Cometary diversity and cometary families
Acknow ledgements. I am indebted to Jean-Claude Saut, who brought this sub ject to my attention almost ten years ago, for many useful and stimulating conversations. I am also very grateful to Radu Ignat, Cl´ement Gallo, Alberto Farina, David Chiron and Mihai Bostan for interesting discussions.
Traveling waves for nonlinear Schr\"odinger equations with nonzero conditions at infinity
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