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Date: 1500-1600
Language: Latin
Origin: Greek kyklops, from kykl- 'round' (from kyklos; CYCLE1) + ops 'eye'

Cyclops

noun
     
Related topics: Mythology
Cy‧clops [singular]
RM a very big man in ancient Greek stories who only had one eye in the middle of his forehead

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