Arethusa

noun

Ar·​e·​thu·​sa ˌa-rə-ˈthü-zə How to pronounce Arethusa (audio)
-ˈthyü-,
ˌe-rə-
: a wood nymph who is changed into a spring while fleeing the advances of the river-god Alpheus

Word History

Etymology

Latin, from Greek Arethousa

First Known Use

1513, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Arethusa was in 1513

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“Arethusa.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Arethusa. Accessed 19 Jun. 2024.

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