Definition of Typhon

1. Noun. (Greek mythology) a monster with a hundred heads who breathed out flames; son of Typhoeus and father of Cerberus and the Chimera and the Sphinx.

Category relationships: Greek Mythology
Generic synonyms: Mythical Creature, Mythical Monster

Definition of Typhon

1. n. According to Hesiod, the son of Typhoeus, and father of the winds, but later identified with him.

Definition of Typhon

1. Proper noun. (Greek mythology) A monster with 100 heads. ¹

2. Noun. (obsolete) A violent whirlwind; a typhoon. ¹

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Definition of Typhon

1. a type of signal horn [n -S]

Medical Definition of Typhon

1. 1. According to Hesiod, the son of Typhoeus, and father of the winds, but later identified with him. By modern writers, Typhon is identified with the Egyptian Set, who represents physical evil. 2. A violent whirlwind; a typhoon. "The circling typhon whirled from point to point." (Thomson) Origin: Gr, and . See Typhoon. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Typhon

typhoid bacillus
typhoid bacteriophage
typhoid cholera
typhoid fever
typhoid pleurisy
typhoid pneumonia
typhoid septicaemia
typhoid vaccine
typhoon fifth
typhoon fifths

Literary usage of Typhon

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Isis Unveiled: A Master-key to the Mysteries of Ancient and Modern Science by Helena Petrovna Blavatsky (1891)
"Plutarch remarks that by Typhon was understood anything violent, unruly, and disorderly. The overflowing of the Nile was called by the Egyptians Typhon. ..."

2. The True Intellectual System of the Universe: Wherein All the Reason and by Ralph Cudworth, Johann Lorenz Mosheim (1845)
"Osiris and Typhon, in particular, if there be any meaning in the accounts handed down concerning them, were brothers of diametrically contrary dispositions ..."

3. The Works of Sir Walter Ralegh, Kt by Walter Raleigh, William Oldys, Thomas Birch (1829)
"CONCERNING the reign of Typhon and of Hercules, I find none that precisely doth define how long either of them continued. ..."

4. The Works of Francis Bacon, Lord Chancellor of England by Francis Bacon, Basil Montagu (1852)
"Typhon, OR A REBEL. JUNO, being vexed (say the poets) that Jupiter had begotten Pallas by ... and forthwith sprang up Typhon, a huge and horrid monster. ..."

5. The Geography of Herodotus ...: Illustrated from Modern Researches and by James Talboys Wheeler (1854)
"Ares, perhaps a form of Typhon, or the evil CHAP v. principle. — His oracle. ... Osiris and the elder Horus, begotten by the Sun ; Typhon, by Cronos ; Isis, ..."

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