Share this entry

Share this page

Androcles

Line breaks: An¦dro|cles
Pronunciation: /ˈandrəkliːz
 
/

Definition of Androcles in English:

A runaway slave in a story by Aulus Gellius (2nd century ad) who extracted a thorn from the paw of a lion, which later recognized him and refrained from attacking him when he faced it in the arena.

Definition of Androcles in:

Share this entry

Share this page

 

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove ads and access premium resources

Word of the day vicarious
Pronunciation: vəˈkerēəs
adjective
experienced in the imagination through another person's feelings…