Charybdis: Meaning and Definition of
Pronunciation: (ku-rib'dis), [key]
- a whirlpool in the Strait of Messina off the NE coast of Sicily. Modern,
- a daughter of Gaea and Poseidon, a monster mentioned in Homer and later identified with the whirlpool Charybdis. Cf. Scylla (def. 2).
- charybdis (Thesaurus)