from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Greek Mythology A son of Zeus and Europa who, in reward for his exemplary sense of justice, was made a judge of the underworld after his death.
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- proper n. A taxonomic genus within the family Hyacinthaceae — renamed as Drimia.
- n. One of the three judges of the infernal regions.
- n. A strict and just judge.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- proper n. One of the three judges of the infernal regions; figuratively, a strictly just judge.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. (Greek mythology) a judge of the dead in the underworld
New Latin, from Ancient Greek Ῥαδάμανθυς ("name of a son of Zeus and Europa, one of the three judges of the dead") The name is pre-Greek, of unknown meaning, possibly of Phoenician origin. (Wiktionary)
Latin, from Ancient Greek. (Wiktionary)