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Cerberus Explained

Cerberus at English => English (English Etymology) Of Explained:

"watch-dog guardian of Hades," c.1386, Latinized form of Gk. Kerberos, of unknown origin, perhaps cognate with Skt. karbarah, sabalah "spotted, speckled." Sabalah was the name of one of the two dogs of Yama. ///

Cerberus at English => English (Longman) Of Explained:

in Greek mythology, a dog with three heads who guarded the entrance to Hades (=the place where the spirits of dead people are supposed to live) //

cerberus at Dutch => English Of Explained:


cerberus at Hungarian => English Of Explained:


Cerberus at English => English (The Britannica Concise) Of Explained:

In Greek mythology, the monstrous watchdog of the underworld. He was usually said to have three heads, though Hesiod says he had 50. Heads of snakes grew from his back, and he had a serpent's tail. He devoured anyone who tried to escape Hades' kingdom, and he refused entrance to living humans, though Orpheus gained passage by charming him with music. One of the labors of Heracles was to bring Cerberus up to the land of the living; after succeeding, he returned the creature to Hades.

CERBERUS at English => English (devils) Of Explained:

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to put aside
to throwdiu1 xia4(v) abandondiu1 chou3lose facediu1 ren2(v) lose facediu1 shi1(v) losediu1 diao4throwdiu1 qi4discard
abandondiu1 lian3humiliationdiu1 fan4 wan3to lose one's jobbing4and
(not) at all
together with
to combine
to join
to mergebing4and
together withbing4 bu4not at all
emphatically notbing4 qie3and
in additionbing4 ru4merge into
incorporate inbing4 lie4stand side by side
be juxtaposedbing4 ba3to includebing4 pai2side by side
abreastbing4 ji1shunt excitatio

Cerberus at English => English (Moby Thesaurus II) Of Explained:

25 Moby Thesaurus words for "Cerberus":
Aides, Aidoneus, Charon, Cora, Despoina, Dis, Dis pater, Erebus,
Hades, Hel, Kore, Loki, Minos, Orcus, Osiris, Persephassa,
Persephone, Pluto, Proserpina, Proserpine, Rhadamanthus, Satan,
bandog, guard dog, watchdog

cerberus at Hungarian => English Of Explained:


Cerberus at Latin => English Of Explained:


Cerberus at Dutch => English Of Explained:

Cerberus [sɛrbərɵs]

Cerberus at English => English (Websters 1913) Of Explained:

Cerberus \Cer"be*rus\, n. [L. Cerberus (in sense 1), gr. ?.]
1. (Class. Myth.) A monster, in the shape of a three-headed
dog, guarding the entrance into the infernal regions,
Hence: Any vigilant custodian or guardian, esp. if surly.

2. (Zo["o]l.) A genus of East Indian serpents, allied to the
pythons; the bokadam.

Cerberus at English => English (WordNet) Of Explained:

n : (Greek mythology) 3-headed dog guarding the entrance to
Hades; son of Typhon [syn: {hellhound}]

Cerberus at English (WD) Of Explained:

Inter: rf » i
Inter: wikipedia » Cerberus (snake)
Inter: wikispecie » s


Inter: rf » e

Proper noun

Inter: head » mul|proper noun|head=Cerberus
  • Inter: taxon » genus|family|Colubridae|certain water snakes.

  • English

    Inter: wikipedi » a


    From Inter: etyl » grc Inter: term » Κέρβερος|tr=Kerberos|lang=grc

    Proper noun

    Inter: en-proper nou » n
  • Inter: Greek mytholog » y The three-headed dog who guards the entrance to Hades; and one of the many offspring of Echidna and Typhon.
    1. Inter: constellatio » n A former constellation of the northern sky, near Hercules.


      Inter: trans-top » mythological three-headed dog

  • Danish: Inter: t- » da|Kerberos
  • Esperanto: Inter: t- » eo|Cerbero
  • French: Inter: t+ » fr|Cerbère|m
  • German: Inter: t- » de|Zerberus|m
  • Greek: Inter: t- » el|Κέρβερος|m|tr=Kérveros|sc=Grek
  • Greenlandic: Inter: t- » kl|Kerberosi
  • Inuktitut: Inter: t » iu|ᓰᕐᐱᕈᔅ|tr=Siirpirus|sc=Cans
  • Italian: Inter: t- » it|Cerbero|m
  • Japanese: Inter: l » ja|ケルベロス (keruberosu)

  • Inter: trans-mi » d
    • Malay: Inter: t- » ms|Cerberus
    • Norwegian: Inter: t- » no|Kerberos|m
    • Polish: Inter: t+ » pl|Cerber|m
    • Portuguese: Inter: t+ » pt|Cérbero|m
    • Russian: Inter: t- » ru|Цербер|m|tr=Cérber|sc=Cyrl, Inter: t- » ru|Кербер|m|tr=Kérber|sc=Cyrl
    • Spanish: Inter: t- » es|Cerbero|m
    • Swahili: Inter: t- » sw|Serbero|m
    • Swedish: Inter: t- » sv|Kerberos|c, Inter: t- » sv|Cerberus|c Inter: qualifier » antiquated, Inter: t- » sv|Cerberos|c Inter: qualifier » somewhat antiquated

    Inter: trans-botto » m
    Category: Category:en:Mythological creatures -
    Translation: et » Cerberus
    Translation: fr » Cerberus
    Translation: io » Cerberus
    Translation: pl » Cerberus