Meaning of Sisyphus

Sis•y•phus

Pronunciation: (sis'u-fus), [key]
— n. Class. Myth.
  1. a son of Aeolus and ruler of Corinth, noted for his trickery: he was punished in Tartarus by being compelled to roll a stone to the top of a slope, the stone always escaping him near the top and rolling down again.
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