Pronunciation: (tī-rē'sē-us), [key]
—n. Class. Myth.
a blind prophet, usually said to have been blinded because he saw Athena bathing, and then to have been awarded the gift of prophecy as a consolation for his blindness. Also,Teiresias.
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