Definition of Philomela

1. n. The nightingale; philomel.



Definition of Philomela

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Medical Definition of Philomela

1. 1. The nightingale; philomel. 2. A genus of birds including the nightingales. Origin: L. Philomela, Gr, according to the legend, from Philomela (daughter of Pandion, king of Athens), who was changed into a nightingale. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Philomela

philologist
philologists
philologize
philologized
philologizes
philologizing
philologue
philologues
philology
philomath
philomathematic
philomathic
philomaths
philomathy
philomel
philomela (current term)
philomelas
philomels
philomene
philomenes
philomimesia
philomot
philomots
philomuse
philomuses
philomusical
philopatric
philopatry
philopena
philopenas

Literary usage of Philomela

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1. The Age of Fable; Or, Beauties of Mythology by Thomas Bulfinch, John Loughran Scott (1898)
"This king had two daughters, Procne and philomela, the former of whom became queen to Tereus, ... He then married philomela. Procne wove her story in a web, ..."

2. Bibliotheca Classica: Or, A Dictionary of All the Principal Names and Terms by John Lemprière, Lorenzo Da Ponte, John David Ogilby (1866)
"He drew his sword to punish Proe- ne and philomela, but as he was going 10 sttt them to the heart, he wa.s changed inio a hoopoe, philomela into a ..."

3. The History of Fiction: Being a Critical Account of the Most Celebrated by John Colin Dunlop (1842)
"philomela sailed for Palermo. During the voyage the shipmaster became enamoured of her beauty, " but his passion was so quailed by the rareness of her ..."

4. The History of Fiction: Being a Critical Account of the Most Celebrated by John Colin Dunlop (1842)
"philomela sailed for Palermo. During the voyage the shipmaster became enamoured of her beauty, " but his passion was so quailed by the rareness of her ..."

5. English Writers: An Attempt Towards a History of English Literature by Henry Morley, William Hall Griffin (1893)
"Robert Greene's " philomela, The Lady ... wit and at last lighted upon this fiction of Venetian philomela, which he had written long since and kept charily, ..."

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