Semele

noun
Sem·​e·​le | \ ˈse-mə-ˌlē How to pronounce Semele (audio) \

Definition of Semele

: a daughter of Cadmus consumed by flames when visited by Zeus in his divine splendor

First Known Use of Semele

1527, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Semele

Latin, from Greek Semelē

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“Semele.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Semele. Accessed 24 Jan. 2021.

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