AskDefine | Define Lachesis

Dictionary Definition

Lachesis n : the Fate who determines the length of the thread of life; identified with Roman Decuma

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English

Etymology

Meaning destiny, from the Greek lachein, (to happen by lot).

Proper noun

  1. One of the three Fates, or Moirae, daughter of Zeus and Themis; the measurer of the each thread of life.

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Lachesis in Finnish: Lachesis
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