Definition of Nessus in English:

Nessus

Syllabification: Nes·sus
Pronunciation: /ˈnesəs
 
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Greek & Roman Mythology
  • A centaur who was killed by Hercules, but whose blood soaked Hercules’s tunic and consumed him in fire.

Phrases

Nessus shirt (or shirt of Nessus)

Used to refer to a destructive or expurgatory force or influence: after the lost election of 1979 he found himself wearing this shirt of Nessus

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