HyperDic: tantalus

English > 1 sense of the word Tantalus:
NOUNperson Tantalus(Greek mythology) a wicked king and son of Zeus
Tantalus > pronunciation
Rhymesabacus ... zealous: 1164 rhymes with ahs...
English > Tantalus: 1 sense > noun 1, person
Meaning(Greek mythology) a wicked king and son of Zeus; condemned in Hades to stand in water that receded when he tried to drink and beneath fruit that receded when he reached for it.
CategoryGreek mythologyThe mythology of the ancient Greeks
Instance ofmythical beingAn imaginary being of myth or fable
Verbstantalize, tantaliseharass with persistent criticism or carping

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