Procne

noun
Proc·​ne | \ ˈpräk-nē How to pronounce Procne (audio) \

Definition of Procne

: the wife of Tereus who is changed into a swallow while fleeing from him

First Known Use of Procne

circa 1527, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Procne

Latin, from Greek Proknē

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The first known use of Procne was circa 1527

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“Procne.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Procne. Accessed 23 January 2020.

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