Pyr·​a·​mus ˈpir-ə-məs How to pronounce Pyramus (audio)
: a legendary youth of Babylon who dies for love of Thisbe

Word History


Latin, from Greek Pyramos

First Known Use

14th century, in the meaning defined above

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

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“Pyramus.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 May. 2024.

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