Per·​seph·​o·​ne pər-ˈse-fə-nē How to pronounce Persephone (audio)
: a daughter of Zeus and Demeter abducted by Pluto to reign with him over the underworld

Word History


Latin, from Greek Persephonē

First Known Use

1567, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Persephone was in 1567

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“Persephone.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 17 Apr. 2024.

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