Le·​da ˈlē-də How to pronounce Leda (audio)
: 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

Word History


Latin, from Greek Lēda

First Known Use

circa 1527, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Leda was circa 1527

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“Leda.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Leda. Accessed 11 Dec. 2023.

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