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Daphnis

noun Daph·nis \ˈdaf-nəs\

Definition of DAPHNIS

:  a Sicilian shepherd renowned in Greek mythology as the inventor of pastoral poetry

Origin of DAPHNIS

Latin, from Greek
First Known Use: 1563

Rhymes with DAPHNIS

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