- 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
- [p-] philomel
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 Philomēla from Greek Philomēlē