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Thisbe

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noun This·be \ˈthiz-bē\

Definition of Thisbe

  1. :  a legendary young woman of Babylon who dies for love of Pyramus



Origin of thisbe

Latin, from Greek Thisbē


First Known Use: 14th century

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