Dioscuri

Definitions

  • Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n.pl Dioscuri di-os-kū′ri Castor and Pollux, as sons of Jupiter.
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Gr. Dios, gen. of Zeus (Jupiter), and koros (Ion. kouros), a son, a lad.

Usage

In literature:

Then the Dioscuri, failing to find Theseus, sacked Athens.
"Hesiod, The Homeric Hymns, and Homerica" by Homer and Hesiod
Of whom are Heracles and the Dioscuri, and there are others also named.
"The Symposium" by Xenophon
To some twin Dioscuri, OPPRESSION and REVENGE; so often seen in the battles of men?
"The French Revolution" by Thomas Carlyle
At the Temple of the Dioscuri he was stopped.
"Cleopatra, Complete" by Georg Ebers
And is that man one of your creed, who in Constantinople adores Tyche and the Dioscuri Castor and Pollux?
"Homo Sum, Complete" by Georg Ebers
A worthy pair of Dioscuri!
"Hypatia" by Charles Kingsley
He painted three of the walls of the Temple of Theseus, and also the walls of the Temple of the Dioscuri.
"Beacon Lights of History, Volume III" by John Lord
Remember God; call on him as a helper and protector, as men at sea call on the Dioscuri in a storm.
"A Selection from the Discourses of Epictetus With the Encheiridion" by Epictetus
The whole history of Castor and Pollux, the two Dioscuri, is very strange and inconsistent.
"A New System; or, an Analysis of Antient Mythology. Volume II. (of VI.)" by Jacob Bryant
And these, our Dioscuri, were one and the same man!
"The Mayor of Troy" by Sir Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch
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