Charybdis definition

  • noun:
    • Greek Mythology A whirlpool from the Sicilian coast, opposite the cave of Scylla.
    • A dangerous whirlpool on the coast of Sicily opposing Scylla regarding Italian coastline. It really is personified as a lady beast. See Scylla.
    • See Scylla.
    • (Greek mythology) a ship-devouring whirlpool lying on the other hand of a narrow strait from Scylla
  • proper-noun:
    • A dangerous whirlpool in the coastline of Sicily reverse Scylla on the Italian shore.
    • A personification associated with preceding whirlpool as a lady beast.
    • a broad term for any dangerous whirlpool

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