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English Dictionary: Sisyphus by the DICT Development Group
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:
  1. (Greek legend) a king in ancient Greece who offended Zeus and whose punishment was to roll a huge boulder to the top of a steep hill; each time the boulder neared the top it rolled back down and Sisyphus was forced to start again
From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Sisyphus \Sis"y*phus\, n. [L. Sisyphus, Sisyphus, fr. Gr.
      [?][?][?][?].] (Class. Myth.)
      A king of Corinth, son of [92]olus, 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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