Phaethon definition

  • proper-noun:
    • A taxonomic genus in the household Phaethontidae — tropicbirds.
    • Alternative type of Phaëthon.
  • noun:
    • The child of Helios (Phœbus), that is, the son of light, or of sunlight. He could be fabled having acquired permission to operate a vehicle the chariot associated with sun, in performing which his wish of ability might have set the whole world unstoppable, had he maybe not been hit with a thunderbolt by Jupiter, and hurled headlong to the lake Po.
    • A genus of oceanic birds like the tropic birds.
    • In ornithology, the actual only real genus of Phaëthontidæ.
    • (Greek mythology) child of Helios; killed whenever attempting to drive their dad's chariot and emerged too close to earth
    • kind genus associated with the Phaethontidae

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