[fil-uh-mee-luh] /ˌfɪl əˈmi lə/

Classical Mythology. an Athenian princess who was raped by her brother-in-law Tereus and was subsequently avenged and transformed into a nightingale.
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[fil-uh-mel] /ˈfɪl əˌmɛl/
noun, Literary.
the nightingale.
(Greek myth) an Athenian princess, who was raped and had her tongue cut out by her brother-in-law Tereus, and subsequently was transformed into a nightingale See Procne
poetic names for a nightingale

“nightingale,” late 14c., from Greek Philomela, poetic name of the nightingale, in mythology the daughter of Pandion, transformed into a nightingale; probably literally “lover of song,” from philos “loving” + melos “a tune, song;” but perhaps “lover of apples” (Greek mela). In the myth, proper name of Pandion’s daughter, who was turned into a nightingale (Ovid).


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