a son of Poseidon who joined the Argonauts and became helmsman of the Argo.
a descendant of Lycurgus who, among the Argonauts, was second in strength only to Hercules.
But the others held them back, and many of his comrades granted it to Ancaeus.
The Argonautica Apollonius Rhodius
a town in S Ontario, in S Canada. Historical Examples The largest place we passed was Ancaster, very prettily situated among pastures and rich woods, and rapidly improving. Sketches in Canada, and rambles among the red men Anna Brownell Jameson She held the infant of one of her relations at the font, on the Sunday […]
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a suffix used to form nouns either from adjectives in -ant or from verbs: brilliance; appearance. suffix indicating an action, state or condition, or quality: hindrance, tenancy, resemblance Compare -ence word-forming element attached to verbs to form abstract nouns of process or fact (convergence from converge), or of state or quality (absence from absent); ultimately […]
- Ancestor worship
(in certain societies) the veneration of ancestors whose spirits are frequently held to possess the power to influence the affairs of the living. Historical Examples From this has arisen the most powerful cult, ancestor worship, that at present exists in China. Sidelights on Chinese Life J. Macgowan The basis, however, of Chinese religious thought is […]