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[ee-noh-nee] /iˈnoʊ ni/
noun, Classical Mythology
a nymph of Mount Ida who was the wife of Paris, but was deserted by him for Helen. Unabridged
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  • Turn from this to some parallel poem in English literature, such as Oenone or Tithonus.

  • And yet in that there is the punishment of the old nurse Oenone, who commits the atrocious crime of accusing an innocent person.

    My Double Life Sarah Bernhardt
  • When he found himself dying of his wounds, he fled to Oenone for help, but died just as he came into her presence.

    Lives of Girls Who Became Famous Sarah Knowles Bolton
  • Like Oenone, she prays the mountain to hear her, and implores Cupid to fire his heart anew.

  • He tried in vain to construe Oenone, and to make sense of Lamia.

    The Newcomes William Makepeace Thackeray
British Dictionary definitions for Oenone


(Greek myth) a nymph of Mount Ida, whose lover Paris left her for Helen
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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