A genus of fishes comprising the common swordfish.
A comet shaped like a sword
The constellation Dorado.
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Synodontis xiphias is a species of upside-down catfish that is native to the Niger River basin of Nigeria. It was first described by German ichthyologist Albert Günther in 1864, from specimens obtained in the Niger River. The species name xiphias comes from the Greek word xiphos, meaning sword, which refers to the long snout that was observed on the stuffed type specimen.
Nikephoros Xiphias (Greek: Νικηφόρος Ξιφίας, fl. ca. 1000–1028) was a Byzantine military commander during the reign of Emperor Basil II. He played a distinguished role in the Byzantine conquest of Bulgaria, and was instrumental in the decisive Byzantine victory at the Battle of Kleidion in 1014. In 1022 he led an unsuccessful rebellion against Basil II, and was disgraced, tonsured and exiled. He is last mentioned in 1028, when he was recalled from exile and retired to a monastery.
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Acrolepia xiphias is a moth of the family Acrolepiidae. It was described by Edward Meyrick in 1931. It is found in Chile.