Bau·​cis ˈbȯ-səs How to pronounce Baucis (audio)
: the wife of Philemon

Examples of Baucis in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Their grandson later compared them to Baucis and Philemon, the humble couple in Ovid’s Metamorphoses who unknowingly host Zeus and Hermes. Casey Cep, The New Yorker, 3 July 2023

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Word History


Latin, from Greek Baukis

First Known Use

1567, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Baucis was in 1567

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“Baucis.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 9 Dec. 2023.

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