Lachesis n : the Fate who determines the length of the thread of life; identified with Roman Decuma
EtymologyMeaning destiny, from the Greek lachein, (to happen by lot).
Lachesis can be:
- Lachesis (mythology), one of the "Moirae", the personifications of destiny in Greek mythology.
- Lachesis (genus), a group of venomous pit vipers (snakes) also referred to as bushmasters.
- The asteroid 120 Lachesis.
- Razer USA Ltd, a manufacturer of computer gaming peripherals, announced the Razer Lachesis mouse as the newest addition to their product line on August 23, 2007.
- A space ship in the MMORPG EVE Online.
Lachesis in Finnish: Lachesis