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Titaness

Syllabification: Ti·tan·ess
Pronunciation: /ˈtītənəs
 
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Definition of Titaness in English:

noun

1A female Titan.
Example sentences
  • Knowing that she begins a new tradition, LaMotte chooses to address the Mother of the Muses, Mnemosyne, ‘thou Titaness, / Thou ancient one, daughter of Heaven and Earth’ instead of Calliope, the muse of epic poetry.
  • From this union she bore the nine Titans and three Titanesses each of whom took a brother as husband.
  • She was the Goddess of Wisdom, and the daughter of the Titaness who basically personified it.
1.1 (titaness) A female person of very great strength, intellect, or importance.
Example sentences
  • All of this goes into the more recent nudes, a fabulous composition of brickwork titanesses limned in starry outlines surrounded by the appurtenances of beauty.
  • If his report had unduly favoured one of these equally matched titanesses, that was a natural consequence of their having been lovers for quite some time.
  • Here the Titaness of the midlands was hostess to her more restrained sisters of the East and West.

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