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Philomela

[fil-uh-mee-luh] /ˌfɪl əˈmi lə/
noun
1.
Classical Mythology. an Athenian princess who was raped by her brother-in-law Tereus and was subsequently avenged and transformed into a nightingale.
2.
(lowercase) philomel.
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British Dictionary definitions for Philomela

philomel

/ˈfɪləˌmɛl/
noun
1.
poetic names for a nightingale
Word Origin
C14 philomene, via Medieval Latin from Latin philomēla, from Greek

Philomela

/ˌfɪləʊˈmiːlə/
noun
1.
(Greek myth) an Athenian princess, who was raped and had her tongue cut out by her brother-in-law Tereus, and subsequently was transformed into a nightingale See Procne
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