Philomela

Philomela

[fil-uh-mee-luh]
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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philomel or philomela (ˈfɪləˌmɛl, ˌfɪləʊˈmiːlə)
 
n
poetic names for a nightingale
 
[C14 philomene, via Medieval Latin from Latin philomēla, from Greek]
 
philomela or philomela
 
n
 
[C14 philomene, via Medieval Latin from Latin philomēla, from Greek]

Philomela (ˌfɪləʊˈmiːlə)
 
n
Greek myth See Procne 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

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