Meaning of Sisyphian in English:

Sisyphian

adjective

(also Sysyphian)
  • Of or relating to Sisyphus; resembling Sisyphus or that of Sisyphus; (of labour, a task, etc.) endless, laborious, and ineffective; = "Sisyphean".

Pronunciation

Sisyphian

/sɪsɪˈfiːən/ /sɪˈsɪfɪən/

Origin

Late 16th century; earliest use found in Thomas Moffett (1553–1604), physician and naturalist. From classical Latin Sīsyphius of or belonging to Sisyphus (from Hellenistic Greek Σῑσύϕιος of or belonging to Sisyphus from ancient Greek Σίσυϕος + -ιος, suffix forming adjectives) + -an.