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Wordnet 3.0

NOUN (2)

1. (Greek mythology) son of Helios; killed when trying to drive his father's chariot and came too close to earth;

2. type genus of the Phaethontidae;
[syn: Phaethon, genus Phaethon]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Phaethon \Pha"["e]*thon\ (f[=a]"[-e]*th[o^]n), prop. n. [L., Pha["e]thon (in sense 1), fr. Gr. Fae`qwn, fr. fae`qein, fa`ein, to shine. See Phantom.] 1. (Class. Myth.) The son of Helios (Ph[oe]bus), that is, the son of light, or of the sun. He is fabled to have obtained permission to drive the chariot of the sun, in doing which his want of skill would have set the world on fire, had he not been struck with a thunderbolt by Jupiter, and hurled headlong into the river Po. [1913 Webster] 2. (Zool.) A genus of oceanic birds including the tropic birds. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

Phaethon n 1: (Greek mythology) son of Helios; killed when trying to drive his father's chariot and came too close to earth 2: type genus of the Phaethontidae [syn: Phaethon, genus Phaethon]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

78 Moby Thesaurus words for "Phaethon": Agdistis, Amen-Ra, Amor, Aphrodite, Apollo, Apollon, Ares, Artemis, Ate, Athena, Bacchus, Ceres, Cora, Cronus, Cupid, Cybele, Demeter, Despoina, Diana, Dionysus, Dis, Eros, Gaea, Gaia, Ge, Great Mother, Hades, Helios, Hephaestus, Hera, Here, Hermes, Hestia, Hymen, Hyperion, Jove, Juno, Jupiter, Jupiter Fidius, Jupiter Fulgur, Jupiter Optimus Maximus, Jupiter Pluvius, Jupiter Tonans, Kore, Kronos, Magna Mater, Mars, Mercury, Minerva, Mithras, Momus, Neptune, Nike, Olympians, Olympic gods, Ops, Orcus, Persephassa, Persephone, Phoebus, Phoebus Apollo, Pluto, Poseidon, Proserpina, Proserpine, Ra, Rhea, Saturn, Savitar, Shamash, Sol, Surya, Tellus, Titan, Venus, Vesta, Vulcan, Zeus