Pronunciation of Tantalus  


English Meaning

A Phrygian king who was punished in the lower world by being placed in the midst of a lake whose waters reached to his chin but receded whenever he attempted to allay his thirst, while over his head hung branches laden with choice fruit which likewise receded whenever he stretched out his hand to grasp them.

  1. A stork of the genus Mycteria (formerly Tantalus), especially the American wood ibis, Mycteria americana.
  2. A stand in which to lock up drink decanters while keeping them visible.
  3. Something of an evasive or retreating nature, something consistently out of reach; a tantalising thing.


The Usage is actually taken from the Verse(s) of English+Malayalam Holy Bible.


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