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Jan 27, 2016
This week’s theme
Words from mythology

This week’s words
autolycan
herculean
titan
siren song
bacchant

titan
The Battle Between the Gods and the Titans
Art: Joachim Wtewael (1566-1638)

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titan

PRONUNCIATION:
(TYT-n)

MEANING:
noun: A person, organization, or thing of great strength, size, or achievement.

ETYMOLOGY:
From Titan, any of a family of giant gods in Greek mythology who were overthrown by Zeus and company. Atlas was a titan. Earliest documented use: 1412.

USAGE:
“But investors haven’t exactly rewarded the media titan: Disney’s stock has tumbled more than six percent since that premiere.”
Drew Harwell; Has the Force Deserted Disney?; The Argus (Cape Town, South Africa); Jan 8, 2016.

See more usage examples of titan in Vocabulary.com’s dictionary.

A THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
A fellow of mediocre talent will remain a mediocrity, whether he travels or not; but one of superior talent (which without impiety I cannot deny that I possess) will go to seed if he always remains in the same place. -Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, composer and musician (27 Jan 1756-1791)

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