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Leda

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noun Le·da \ˈlē-də\

Definition of Leda

  1. :  the mother of Clytemnestra and Castor by her husband Tyndareus and of Helen and Pollux by Zeus who comes to her in the form of a swan



Origin of leda

Latin, from Greek Lēda


First Known Use: circa 1527

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