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[baw-sis] /ˈbɔ sɪs/
noun, Classical Mythology.
an aged Phrygian peasant woman who, with her husband Philemon, offered hospitality to the disguised Zeus and Hermes: they were rewarded by being saved from a flood and changed into trees. Unabridged
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  • On the slopes of the Phrygian hills, there once dwelt a pious old couple named Baucis and Philemon.

    Good Stories For Great Holidays Frances Jenkins Olcott
  • Their memories will ever be associated with the "Cottage of Philemon and Baucis."

    The Sand-Hills of Jutland Hans Christian Andersen
  • “You hear, mistress, how shamefully she mocks your waiting-woman,” said Baucis in lamentable tones.

  • As Baucis had said, there was but a scanty supper for two hungry travellers.

    The Miraculous Pitcher Nathaniel Hawthorne
  • A fourth visit was paid to a charming old Philmon and Baucis, the best possible specimens of their class.

    East of Paris Matilda Betham-Edwards
  • Philemon and Baucis cared for the beautiful temple for years.

    Classic Myths Mary Catherine Judd
  • While Baucis was getting the supper, the travelers both began to talk very sociably with Philemon.

    Children's Literature Charles Madison Curry
  • As Baucis had said, there was but a scanty supper for two hungry travelers.

    Children's Literature Charles Madison Curry
  • Footsore and weary, the two beggars at last climbed the hill to the hut of Philemon and Baucis.

    The Child's World Hetty Browne, Sarah Withers, W.K. Tate
  • Claudia only, with Baucis, remained with the leech to watch the sick man.

British Dictionary definitions for Baucis


(Greek myth) a poor peasant woman who, with her husband Philemon, was rewarded for hospitality to the disguised gods Zeus and Hermes
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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