Pa·​siph·​aë pə-ˈsi-fə-ˌē How to pronounce Pasiphaë (audio)
: the wife of Minos and mother of the Minotaur by a white bull

Word History


Latin, from Greek Pasiphaē

First Known Use

14th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Pasiphaë was in the 14th century

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Cite this Entry

“Pasiphaë.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 10 Dec. 2023.

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