- Gr. Myth. a princess of Athens raped by Tereus, husband of her sister Procne: the gods change Philomela into a nightingale, Procne into a swallow, and Tereus into a hawk
Origin of PhilomelaClassical Latin ; from Classical Greek ; from philein, to love + melos, song
A princess of Athens who, after being raped by her brother-in-law, Tereus, was avenged by her sister, Procne, and was later turned into a swallow or nightingale while fleeing Tereus.
Origin of PhilomelaLatin Philom&emacron;la, from Greek Philom&emacron;l&emacron;.