Sem·​e·​le ˈse-mə-ˌlē How to pronounce Semele (audio)
: a daughter of Cadmus consumed by flames when visited by Zeus in his divine splendor

Word History


Latin, from Greek Semelē

First Known Use

1527, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Semele was in 1527

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“Semele.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 1 Dec. 2023.

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