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[thes-pee-uh s] /ˈθɛs pi əs/
noun, Classical Mythology
the founder of the city of Thespiae and the father, by Megamede, of 50 daughters, all of whom bore sons to Hercules. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • This was the marriage of fifty girls at one time—the daughters of king Thespius.

    Voltaire's Romances Franois-Marie Arouet
  • Hurriedly cloaking himself, Valerius accompanied the man through various winding ways, and came to a chamber where Thespius lay.

    The Hour of the Dragon Robert E. Howard

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