Proc·​ne ˈpräk-nē How to pronounce Procne (audio)
: the wife of Tereus who is changed into a swallow while fleeing from him

Word History


Latin, from Greek Proknē

First Known Use

circa 1527, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Procne was circa 1527

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“Procne.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 Apr. 2024.

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