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PHINTIAS

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PHINTIAS (noun)
  The noun PHINTIAS has 1 sense:

1. friend of Damon; Phintias (according to legend) was condemned to death by Dionysius the Elder and asked a respite to put his affairs in order; Damon pledged his life for the return of his friend; when Phintias returned in time the tyrant released them both (4th century BC)

  Familiarity information: PHINTIAS used as a noun is very rare.


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PHINTIAS (noun)


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Meaning:

Friend of Damon; Phintias (according to legend) was condemned to death by Dionysius the Elder and asked a respite to put his affairs in order; Damon pledged his life for the return of his friend; when Phintias returned in time the tyrant released them both (4th century BC)

Classified under:

Nouns denoting people

Synonyms:

Phintias; Pythias

Instance hypernyms:

friend (a person you know well and regard with affection and trust)


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