Definition of Augeas

1. Noun. (Greek mythology) the mythical Greek king who for 30 years did not clean his stables which contained his vast herd of cattle.

Category relationships: Greek Mythology
Generic synonyms: Mythical Being
Derivative terms: Augean

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Augeas

Auer bodies
Auer rods
Auerbach's ganglia
Auerbach's plexus
Aufrecht's sign
Augean stables
Auger effect
Auger electron
Augsburg Confession
August 1
August 15
August 6
August F. Mobius
August Ferdinand Mobius

Literary usage of Augeas

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1. The Description of Greece by Pausanias (1824)
"HERCULES, therefore, warred upon augeas, but did not exhibit any splendid actions in this expedition: for the associates of Hercules were always repulsed ..."

2. An Historical and Classical Dictionaryby John Noorthouck by John Noorthouck (1776)
"augeas k. of Elis, and fon of Apollo, who had a nable which held 3000 oxen, ... killed augeas, and made Phyleus king. ère* it into the river ..."

3. The History of Ancient Europe: With a View of the Revolutions in Asia and by William Russell (1801)
"... offering up the spoils from augeas won, V^"V^/ " Established to his sire th' Olympic games ; " Where, bright in wreaths of conquest, Theron shone. ..."

4. Life of Gustave Doré by Blanchard Jerrold (1891)
"... and the carrying off the golden apples of the Hesperides, lead up to the cleansing of the stables of augeas, and the marriage of the hero to Hebe, ..."

5. A History of Greece by Evelyn Abbott (1901)
"Heracles accomplished the task by directing into them the stream of the river Menius, but augeas refused the stipulated reward, and banished his son Phyleus ..."

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