Cir·​ce ˈsər-(ˌ)sē How to pronounce Circe (audio)
: a sorceress who changes Odysseus' men into swine but is forced by Odysseus to change them back

Word History


Latin, from Greek Kirkē

First Known Use

14th century, in the meaning defined above

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

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“Circe.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 Feb. 2024.

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