Pro*me"the*an (?), a. [L. Promethus: cf. F. prom'eth'een.]

1.

Of or pertaining to Prometheus. See Prometheus.

"Promethean fire."

Shak.

2.

Having a life-giving quality; inspiring.

 

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Pro*me"the*an (?), n. Old Chem. (a)

An apparatus for automatic ignition.

(b)

A kind of lucifer match.

 

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