Definition of Lachesis

1. Noun. The Greek goddess of fate who determines the length of the thread of life.

Generic synonyms: Greek Deity
Group relationships: Moirae, Moirai



Definition of Lachesis

1. Proper noun. (Greek god) One of the three Fates, or Moirae, daughter of Zeus and Themis; the measurer of the each thread of life. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Lachesis

Laccopetalum giganteum
Lacedaemon
Lacedaemonian
Lacedaemonians
Lacedemonian
Lacedemonians
Lacedæmonia
Lacedæmonian
Lacedæmonians
Lacerta
Lacerta agilis
Lacerta viridis
Lacertidae
Lacey
Lachaise
Lachesis
Lachlan
Lachman test
Lachnolaimus
Lachnolaimus maximus
Lachryma Christi
Laclauian
Laconia
Laconian
Laconians
Lactaid
Lactarius
Lactarius delicioso
Lactobacillus bifidus
Lactobacillus bifidus pennsylvanicus

Literary usage of Lachesis

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1. Transactions (1879)
"lachesis. " She says her medicine is poison," and takes it with bad grace.—lachesis. ... lachesis " Inflammation of the ovaries going from left to right. ..."

2. A Clinical Materia Medica: Being a Course of Lectures Delivered at the by Ernest Albert Farrington (1887)
"NEXT we take the action of lachesis on nose, throat and chest, so far as catarrhs are ... lachesis produces nasal catarrh, watery discharge from the nose, ..."

3. A Manual of pharmacodynamics by Richard Hughes (1899)
"I shall devote to-day's lecture to the medicine we call lachesis, ... This collection contains symptoms obtained from the lance-headed viper, lachesis ..."

4. A Clinical materia medica by Ernest Albert Farrington (1897)
"lachesis (continued). lachesis causes in the male an increased lasciviousness with diminution of ... Upon the female organs, lachesis acts very powerfully. ..."

5. Physiological materia medica, containing all that is known of the by William H. Burt (1896)
"lachesis has a powerful action upon this system, centering especially upon the ... Higgins, says : "In lachesis, we see the nerve centers attacked first, ..."

6. Lectures on Materia Medica by Carroll Dunham (1879)
"lachesis. THE very excellent and convincing article on lachesis by Dr. Lippe in ... Those who do not use lachesis in their practice give various reasons for ..."

7. The Encyclopedia of Pure Materia Medica: A Record of the Positive Effects of by Timothy Field Allen (1879)
"Authority. (EW Berridge, MD, New York Journ. of Horn., vol. ii, 1874, p. 461.) 1, Berridge, took repeated doses of cm. (Fincke), for Vipera lachesis, ..."

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