Usage Greek Mythology
Scripts Ξοῦθος(Ancient Greek)
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Meaning & History
According to the author, Robert Graves, Xuthus name came from the word strouthos, "sparrow".More likely, the name is a variation of Xanthus, which can signify that Xuthus was "yellow-haired". Alternatively, a colour xouthos according to Liddell and Scott as "between xanthos and pyrros" (i.e. between yellow and red), which means "tawny", "dusky". This can suggest that his name can refer to either to his skin, his complexion, his hair - or all three characteristics.