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.
(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.
In classical mythology, the three-headed dog who guarded the entrance to Hades.
one of a pair of appendages at the rear of the abdomen of certain insects and other arthropods, serving as tactile organs. adjective (zoology) of or relating to a tail of or relating to the cerci noun (pl) -ci (-siː) one of a pair of sensory appendages at the tip of the abdomen of some […]
the disk-shaped larva of flukes of the class Trematoda, having a taillike appendage. Historical Examples noun (pl) -iae (-ɪˌiː) one of the larval forms of trematode worms. It has a short forked tail and resembles an immature adult cercaria cer·car·i·a (sər-kâr’ē-ə) n. pl. cer·car·i·as or cer·car·i·ae (-ē-ē’) The parasitic larva of a trematode worm, having […]
one of a pair of appendages at the rear of the abdomen of certain insects and other arthropods, serving as tactile organs. Historical Examples noun (pl) -ci (-siː) one of a pair of sensory appendages at the tip of the abdomen of some insects and other arthropods cercus cer·cus (sûr’kəs) n. pl. cer·ci (sûr’sī, -kī) […]
any shrub or small tree of the genus Cercis, as the redbud or Judas tree. Historical Examples noun any tree or shrub of the leguminous genus Cercis, which includes the redbud and Judas tree