This·​be ˈthiz-bē How to pronounce Thisbe (audio)
: a legendary young woman of Babylon who dies for love of Pyramus

Word History


Latin, from Greek Thisbē

First Known Use

14th century, in the meaning defined above

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

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“Thisbe.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Jul. 2024.

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