Philomela


Phil·o·me·la

noun \ˌfi-lə-ˈmē-lə\

Definition of PHILOMELA

:  an Athenian princess in Greek mythology raped and deprived of her tongue by her brother-in-law Tereus, avenged by the killing of his son, and changed into a nightingale while fleeing from him

Origin of PHILOMELA

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

Rhymes with PHILOMELA

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