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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Palinurus, genus Palinurus(noun)

    type genus of the family Palinuridae

Webster Dictionary

  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.]


  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 Encyclopedia

  1. Palinurus

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


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of palinurus in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of palinurus in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

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