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Centauromachy

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Centauromachy (Ancient Art) A fight in which centaurs take part, -- a common theme for relief sculpture, as in the Parthenon metopes.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n centauromachy In art and archaeology, a contest in which centaurs take part; especially, a fight between centaurs and men; in Greek myth, a battle between Hercules and the centaurs, or between the Lapithæ, aided by the Athenians, and the centaurs.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Gr. ; centaur + battle