Circe

noun
Cir·​ce | \ ˈsər-(ˌ)sē How to pronounce Circe (audio) \

Definition of Circe

: a sorceress who changes Odysseus' men into swine but is forced by Odysseus to change them back

First Known Use of Circe

14th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Circe

Latin, from Greek Kirkē

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“Circe.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Circe. Accessed 30 Sep. 2020.

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