Leda

noun
Le·​da | \ˈlē-də \

Definition of Leda 

: the mother of Clytemnestra and Castor by her husband Tyndareus and of Helen and Pollux by Zeus who comes to her in the form of a swan

First Known Use of Leda

circa 1527, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Leda

Latin, from Greek Lēda

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The first known use of Leda was circa 1527

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