Procne definition by Webster's New World
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Gr. Myth. sister of Philomela and wife of Tereus, transformed into a swallow by the gods
Origin: Classical Latin ; from Classical Greek Proknē
Procne definition by American Heritage Dictionary
noun Greek Mythology
An Athenian princess who avenged the betrayal and cruelty of her husband, Tereus, by killing their son. She and her sister Philomela were changed into swallows as Tereus pursued them.