Definition of Nessus in English:

Nessus

proper noun

Roman Mythology Greek Mythology
  • A centaur who was killed by Hercules, but whose blood soaked Hercules's tunic and consumed him in fire.

Phrases

  • Nessus shirt (or shirt of Nessus)

    • Used to refer to a destructive or expurgatory force or influence.

      ‘after the lost election of 1979 he found himself wearing this shirt of Nessus’

Pronunciation

Nessus

/ˈnesəs/