Philomela

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Latin Philomela, from Ancient Greek Φιλομήλη (Philomḗlē), from φίλος (phílos, love) +‎ μῆλον (mêlon, apple; fruit; sheep), but folk-etymologized since at least Ovid's time as "lover of song".

Proper noun[edit]

Philomela

  1. A female given name, particularly (mythology) the sister of Procne who is raped and mutilated by her brother-in-law Tereus and supposedly transformed into a bird by the gods.
  2. (literary zoology) The nightingale.

Latin[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Ancient Greek Φιλομήλη (Philomḗlē), from φίλος (phílos, love) +‎ μῆλον (mêlon, apple; fruit; sheep), but folk-etymologized since at least Ovid's time as "lover of song".

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Proper noun[edit]

Philomēla f (genitive Philomēlae); first declension

  1. A female given name, particularly (mythology) the sister of Procne who is raped and mutilated by her brother-in-law Tereus and supposedly transformed into a swallow by the gods.

Declension[edit]

First declension.

Case Singular
Nominative Philomēla
Genitive Philomēlae
Dative Philomēlae
Accusative Philomēlam
Ablative Philomēlā
Vocative Philomēla

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