Thisbe

noun
This·​be | \ ˈthiz-bē How to pronounce Thisbe (audio) \

Definition of Thisbe

: a legendary young woman of Babylon who dies for love of Pyramus

First Known Use of Thisbe

14th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Thisbe

Latin, from Greek Thisbē

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

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