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A.Word.A.Day--prometheanPronunciation: WAV or RealAudio
Promethean (pruh-MEE-thee-uhn) adjective
1. Relating to or suggestive of Prometheus.
2. Boldly creative; defiantly original.
One who is boldy creative or defiantly original in behavior or actions.
[From Prometheus, a Titan who stole fire from Olympus and gave it to humankind for which Zeus chained him to a rock and sent an eagle to eat his liver, which grew back daily.]
"Nonetheless, (W.C.) Fields is a Promethean figure in the world of film comedy, and even at less than his absolute best, he still commands our attention." Never Give a Sucker an Even Break, Magill's Survey of Cinema, 15 Jun 1995.
This week's theme: words from Greek mythology.
X-BonusBecause the heart beats under a covering of hair, of fur, feathers, or wings, it is, for that reason, to be of no account? -Jean Paul Richter, German Writer (1763-1825)