Leda

noun
Le·​da | \ ˈlē-də How to pronounce Leda (audio) \

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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“Leda.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Leda. Accessed 19 Feb. 2020.

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