Baucis

[baw-sis]
noun Classical Mythology.
  1. 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.
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Historical Examples of baucis

  • As Baucis had said, there was but a scanty supper for two hungry travellers.

    The Miraculous Pitcher

    Nathaniel Hawthorne

  • My good wife Baucis has gone to see what you can have for supper.

    The Miraculous Pitcher

    Nathaniel Hawthorne

  • Tired and hungry, they neared the cottage where Philemon and Baucis lived.

    Classic Myths

    Mary Catherine Judd

  • Philemon and Baucis cared for the beautiful temple for years.

    Classic Myths

    Mary Catherine Judd

  • Classical readers will recall the tale of Philemon and Baucis.


British Dictionary definitions for baucis

Baucis

noun
  1. 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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