noun Ni·o·be \ˈnī-ə-bē\

Definition of NIOBE

:  a daughter of Tantalus and wife of Amphion who while weeping for her slain children is turned into a stone from which her tears continue to flow

Origin of NIOBE

Latin, from Greek Niobē
First Known Use: 14th century


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