Niobe

noun
Ni·​o·​be | \ ˈnī-ə-bē How to pronounce Niobe (audio) \

Definition of Niobe

: a daughter of Tantalus and wife of Amphion who while weeping for her slain children is turned into a stone from which her tears continue to flow

First Known Use of Niobe

14th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Niobe

Latin, from Greek Niobē

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“Niobe.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Niobe. Accessed 15 Jun. 2021.

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