circean definition

  • adjective:
    • obtaining the qualities of Circe, child of Sol and Perseis, a mythological enchantress, just who initially charmed her sufferers and changed them into forms of beasts; pleasing, but noxious.
    • obtaining the traits of Circe, girl of Sol and Perseis, a mythological enchantress, whom initially charmed the woman sufferers and changed them into forms of beasts; pleasing, but noxious.
  • others:
    • regarding Circe, in Greek mythology a lovely sorceress, who's represented by Homer as having converted the companions of Ulysses into swine by way of an enchanted drink; for this reason, fascinating but brutifying; infatuating and depraving: as, a Circean draught.
    • with respect to Circe, in Greek mythology a lovely sorceress, who's represented by Homer as having converted the companions of Ulysses into swine by means of an enchanted drink; hence, fascinating but brutifying; infatuating and depraving: as, a Circean draught.
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