Ar·​i·​ad·​ne ˌa-rē-ˈad-nē How to pronounce Ariadne (audio)
: a daughter of Minos who helps Theseus escape from the labyrinth

Word History


Latin, from Greek Ariadnē

First Known Use

14th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Ariadne was in the 14th century

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“Ariadne.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 Apr. 2024.

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