Baucis



an aged Phrygian peasant woman who, with her husband Philemon, offered hospitality to the disguised Zeus and Hermes: they were rewarded by being saved from a flood and changed into trees.
Historical Examples

On the slopes of the Phrygian hills, there once dwelt a pious old couple named Baucis and Philemon.
Good Stories For Great Holidays Frances Jenkins Olcott

Their memories will ever be associated with the “Cottage of Philemon and Baucis.”
The Sand-Hills of Jutland Hans Christian Andersen

“You hear, mistress, how shamefully she mocks your waiting-woman,” said Baucis in lamentable tones.
Quintus Claudius, Volume 1 of 2 Ernst Eckstein

As Baucis had said, there was but a scanty supper for two hungry travellers.
The Miraculous Pitcher Nathaniel Hawthorne

A fourth visit was paid to a charming old Philmon and Baucis, the best possible specimens of their class.
East of Paris Matilda Betham-Edwards

Philemon and Baucis cared for the beautiful temple for years.
Classic Myths Mary Catherine Judd

While Baucis was getting the supper, the travelers both began to talk very sociably with Philemon.
Children’s Literature Charles Madison Curry

As Baucis had said, there was but a scanty supper for two hungry travelers.
Children’s Literature Charles Madison Curry

Footsore and weary, the two beggars at last climbed the hill to the hut of Philemon and Baucis.
The Child’s World Hetty Browne, Sarah Withers, W.K. Tate

Claudia only, with Baucis, remained with the leech to watch the sick man.
Quintus Claudius, Volume 2 of 2 Ernst Eckstein

noun
(Greek myth) a poor peasant woman who, with her husband Philemon, was rewarded for hospitality to the disguised gods Zeus and Hermes

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