Arethusa

noun
Ar·​e·​thu·​sa | \ ˌa-rə-ˈthü-zə How to pronounce Arethusa (audio) , -ˈthyü-, ˌe-rə- \

Definition of Arethusa

: a wood nymph who is changed into a spring while fleeing the advances of the river-god Alpheus

First Known Use of Arethusa

1513, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Arethusa

Latin, from Greek Arethousa

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“Arethusa.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Arethusa. Accessed 22 Oct. 2020.

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