Ariadne

noun
Ar·​i·​ad·​ne | \ ˌa-rē-ˈad-nē How to pronounce Ariadne (audio) , ˌer-ē- \

Definition of Ariadne

: a daughter of Minos who helps Theseus escape from the labyrinth

First Known Use of Ariadne

14th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Ariadne

Latin, from Greek Ariadnē

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“Ariadne.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Ariadne. Accessed 17 Feb. 2020.

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