[ baw-sis ]
/ ˈbɔ sɪs /
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noun Classical Mythology.
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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Words nearby Baucis
batwoman, Bat Yam, bauble, Bauchi, bauchle, Baucis, baud, baudekin, Baudelaire, Baudelaire, Charles, Baudouin de Courtenay
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How to use Baucis in a sentence
Philemon bends above old Baucis at the High School gate, though hitherto they have been sycamores.Emmy Lou|George Madden Martin
Its character may be compared to the honey with which the author crowns the miraculous hoard of Baucis and Philemon.
Baucis and Philemon entertain the gods, who convert their hut into a Temple.Popular Tales|Charles Perrault
Baucis, do you go and fill a bowl with snow-water and wet a handkerchief—I will lay it on his forehead, and that will cool him.Quintus Claudius, Volume 2 of 2|Ernst Eckstein
To carry you, sweet Claudia, is indeed a pleasure—but me, wrinkled old Baucis!Quintus Claudius, Volume 1 of 2|Ernst Eckstein
British Dictionary definitions for Baucis
/ (ˈbɔːsɪs) /
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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