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Our Beasts of Myths Thesaurus

by Angeliki Daphni

Pages 4 and 5 of 104

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2. Τέρας /teras/
which means:
1.In ancient Greek it was an omen , a celestial phenomenon
2.a monster
3.a very ugly person
4.a person who has got a specific property in a great degree like a
τέρας μνήμης ( a monster of memory )/ τέρας εξυπνάδας (a monster of intelligence )/ τέρας υπομονής (a monster of patience) / τέρας ασχήμιας (a monster of ugliness) 

Phrase
Ιερό τέρας (A holy monster) : a very influencial actor or musician 
Σημεία και τέρατα ( Points and monsters) :events or acts that cause unpleasant surprise. It is an expression used in religious texts