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Damocles

Dam·o·cles

Damocles

 
pronunciation:
dae m kliz
phrases:
sword of Damocles
part of speech: noun
definition: in Greek legend, a man who was placed under a sword that hung by a single hair, to learn of the perilous nature of a ruler's life.
phrase: sword of Damocles
derivation: Damoclean (adj.)