Tereus

noun
Te·​reus | \ ˈtir-ˌyüs How to pronounce Tereus (audio) , ˈtē-ˌrüs How to pronounce Tereus (audio) \

Definition of Tereus

: the husband of Procne who rapes his sister-in-law Philomela

First Known Use of Tereus

14th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Tereus

Latin, from Greek Tēreus

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“Tereus.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Tereus. Accessed 14 Aug. 2020.

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