Memnon

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Memnon (Antiq) A celebrated Egyptian statue near Thebes, said to have the property of emitting a harplike sound at sunrise.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Memnon mem′non a hero who fought for Troy against the Greeks: a statue at Thebes in Egypt which gave out a musical sound at sunrise.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L., from Gr. , lit., the Steadfast, Resolute, the son of Tithonus and Aurora, and king of the Ethiopians, killed by Achilles
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Gr.

Usage

In literature:

Memnon recovers the body of Troilus, but is himself killed.
"The Flourishing of Romance and the Rise of Allegory" by George Saintsbury
Why, you'd win the confidence of a Memnon.
"Witness to the Deed" by George Manville Fenn
About a mile and a half distant is a lot of sandstone rocks like that of the Memnon statues.
"Asiatic Breezes" by Oliver Optic
A nearer care and grief at home for her lost Memnon is afflicting her.
"The Metamorphoses of Ovid" by Publius Ovidius Naso
Her son, Memnon, was made king of the Ethiopians, and in the war of Troy he was overcome by Achilles.
"The Children's Book of Celebrated Pictures" by Lorinda Munson Bryant
The excursion from Luxor to the tombs of the kings and the Colossi of Memnon, not far away, is a hard day's trip.
"The Critic in the Orient" by George Hamlin Fitch
Formerly a stone statue was erected in the outskirts of the town of Thebes to the memory of Memnon.
"A Royal Prisoner" by Pierre Souvestre
Another well-known colossus is the statue of the so-called Memnon, now in the British Museum.
"Museum of Antiquity" by L. W. Yaggy
Brougham, Lord, as to "Memnon," a tale, i., 46.
"The Life of Cicero" by Anthony Trollope
Another of her sons was Memnon, King of AEthiopia, who was slain by Achilles.
"Harper's Young People, August 10, 1880" by Various
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In poetry:

Enough! God knows the time to lift His hand
And take
The veil from off the Memnon, and command
The music to turn purer for His sake.
"The Veiled Memnon" by Alexander Anderson
Then I turn to the past, and a maiden
That came in her gentle might,
And my life at her touch, like the Memnon,
Gave answers of love and delight.
"Gretchen" by Alexander Anderson
The streams still flash from hill and glen,
They reach the rivers and are one;
They moan to reach the sea, as when
The Memnon murmured to the sun.
"The Hills Remain" by Alexander Anderson
Ere shadows were, ere night was gone,
I found the one whom suns had sought,
And waiting at his feet, methought
Had speech with Memnon in the dawn…..
"Echo of Memnon" by Clark Ashton Smith
Then swift uprise, thou Sun, thou Music-Maker!
Smiting the chords of Life with gladsome rays,
Till from each Memnon burst the song of praise,
From lips which thou hast freed, O silence-breaker!
That over Earth the sound may swell always.
"Memnon" by Walter Richard Cassels
The chant of distant choirs, the morning's sigh,
Which erst inspired the fabled Memnon's frame,--
The melodies that, hummed, so trembling die,--
The sweetest gems that 'mid thought's treasures lie,
Have naught of sweetness that can match HER NAME!
"Beloved Name" by Victor Marie Hugo

In news:

Memnon uses 32 Tascam readers for archiving purposes.
This demand has kept Belgian-based Memnon archiving services very busy.
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