Partenope

Partenope

Par*ten"o*pe\, n. [L., the name of a Siren, fr. Gr. ?.]

1. (Gr. Myth.) One of the Sirens, who threw herself into the sea, in despair at not being able to beguile Ulysses by her songs.

2. One of the asteroids between Mars and Jupiter, descovered by M. de Gasparis in 1850.
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