Sis"y*phus (?), n. [L. Sisyphus, Sisyphus, fr. Gr. .] Class. Myth.

A king of Corinth, son of Aeolus, famed for his cunning. He was killed by Theseus, and in the lower world was condemned by Pluto to roll to the top of a hill a huge stone, which constantly rolled back again, making his task incessant.


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