n. (context Greek god English) One of the Charites worshiped in Sparta along with Phaenna.
In Greek mythology, Cleta (, "the glorious") or Kleta, was one of the Charites (Graces).
The Lakedaemonians, say that the Charites are two, who gave them the names of Cleta and Phaenna. Her name means "Renowned".
Cleta is a genus of moth in the family Geometridae.
Usage examples of "cleta".
Mexican Spanish with an accent indistinguishable from that of the man, and at least Cleta and Dionie could speak easily in the new language.
He fumbled, dripping, for a towel Cleta had taken, turned and saw her standing there, as remote as if she were on another planet.
Reidel brushed Cleta aside and lifted the sobbing child into his arms.
Reidel saw Cleta in the door of the plane, and his excitement caught fire.
And by that time it would be only an adventure story and Cleta, only a memory.
Cleta tried to disentangle herself from the strangling clutch of the thin arms, but Linnit gripped at her in frenzied terror, and Cleta could not get away without hurting her.
Near the fire, Cleta, sitting on the edge of the blanket, was coaxing the reluctant Linnit to swallow a few mouthfuls.
He wondered if either Cleta or Dionie had the least notion what to do for Linnit.
On the other side of the fire Reidel covered Linnit and smoothed down her hairthe sort of absent-minded, habitual gesture that he would give any suffering small thingand looked across at Cleta, smiling.
He paused, reluctant to continue, for Cleta had gone stark white, and even Arran looked frightened.
At such close distance, and in the presence not only of Mathis but of the telepathic Cleta, all the Dvanethy except Linnitwho was too weak and exhausted to raise her head, let alone listencould clearly follow the conversation between Mathis and the man from the truck.
Also, because he was in close telepathic rapport with them all, by the time he finished he was speaking Mexican Spanish with an accent indistinguishable from that of the man, and at least Cleta and Dionie could speak easily in the new language.
Arran let Mathis slide, inert, to the floor and ran, Cleta at his heels.
The night was full of footsteps and noises and confused questions from the barracks doors, but Cleta ran unerringly toward a small narrow alleyway leading to a row of deserted buildings.
CHAPTER NINE RESTLESSLY, Cleta turned over the contents of the cardboard boxes containing the few things they had brought when they left the barracks.