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  1. Palinurus, genus Palinurus(noun)

    type genus of the family Palinuridae

Webster DictionaryRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  1. Palinurus(noun)

    an instrument for obtaining directly, without calculation, the true bearing of the sun, and thence the variation of the compass

  2. Origin: [So called from L. Palinurus, the pilot of Aeneas.]

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  1. Palinurus

    Palinurus, in Roman mythology and especially Virgil's Aeneid, is the helmsman of Aeneas's ship. Later authors used him as a general type of navigator or guide.

The Nuttall EncyclopediaRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  1. Palinurus

    the pilot of one of the ships of Æneas, who, sleeping at his post, fell into the sea, and was drowned.


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