Etymology
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Charybdis

whirlpool off the coast of Sicily, from Latinized form of Greek Kharybdis, which is of unknown origin. Compare Scylla.

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Definitions of Charybdis

Charybdis (n.)
(Greek mythology) a ship-devouring whirlpool lying on the other side of a narrow strait from Scylla;
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