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Tereus

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noun Te·reus \ˈtir-ˌyüs, ˈtē-ˌrüs\

Definition of Tereus

  1. :  the husband of Procne who rapes his sister-in-law Philomela



Origin and Etymology of tereus

Latin, from Greek Tēreus


First Known Use: 14th century

Rhymes with tereus

Aarhus, abstruse, abuse, adduce, Atreus, blue spruce, burnoose, caboose, Cayuse, Cepheus, ceruse, charmeuse, chartreuse, Chartreuse, conduce, couscous, cut loose, deduce, diffuse, disuse, educe, effuse, excuse, fair use, footloose, hang loose, induce, Lanús, misuse, mongoose, Morpheus, negus, obtuse, Orpheus, papoose, Peleus, Perseus, prepuce, produce, profuse, Proteus, Purus, recluse, red spruce, reduce, refuse, retuse, reuse, Sanctus, seduce, slip noose, snow goose, Theseus, traduce, transduce, turn loose, unloose, vamoose


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