Cerberi



Also, Kerberos. Classical Mythology. a dog, usually represented as having three heads, that guarded the entrance of the infernal regions.
a formidable and often surly keeper or guard.
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noun
(Greek myth) a dog, usually represented as having three heads, that guarded the entrance to Hades
a sop to Cerberus, a bribe or something given to propitiate a potential source of danger or problems

“watch-dog guardian of Hades,” late 14c., Latinized form of Greek Kerberos, of unknown origin, according to Klein perhaps cognate with Sanskrit karbarah, sabalah “spotted, speckled;” Sabalah was the name of one of the two dogs of Yama.
Cerberus [(sur-buh-ruhs)]

In classical mythology, the three-headed dog who guarded the entrance to Hades.

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