Tereus

noun

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

Word History

Etymology

Latin, from Greek Tēreus

First Known Use

14th century, in the meaning defined above

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

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“Tereus.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Tereus. Accessed 14 Apr. 2024.

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