Definitions for ixionɪkˈsaɪ ən, ˈɪk siˌɒn
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
Ix•i•onɪkˈsaɪ ən, ˈɪk siˌɒn(n.)
a legendary Thessalian king whom Zeus punished for his attempted seduction of Hera by binding him to an eternally revolving wheel in Tartarus.
King of Lapiths, who was punished by Zeus for trying to seduce Hera by being bound to winged fiery wheel that was always spinning.
A Kuiper belt object (KBO), 28978 Ixion (provisional designation 2001 KX)
Origin: From Ixion, from Ἰξίων.
The Nuttall Encyclopedia
the king of the Lapithæ (q. v.), who being admitted to heaven attempted to do violence to Hera, and whom Zeus deluded to embrace a phantom image of her instead, whereby he became the father of the Centaurs, and whom Zeus thereafter punished by fastening him hands and feet to an eternally revolving wheel in hell.