Circe

[ sur-see ]
/ ˈsɜr si /

noun

Also Kirke. Also called Aeaea. Classical Mythology. the enchantress represented by Homer as turning the companions of Odysseus into swine by means of a magic drink.
a dangerously or irresistibly fascinating woman.

Related forms

Cir·ce·an, Cir·cae·an [ser-see-uh n] /sərˈsi ən/, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for circe

Circe

/ (ˈsɜːsɪ) /

noun

Greek myth an enchantress who detained Odysseus on her island and turned his men into swine

Derived Forms

Circean (sɜːˈsɪən), adjective
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Culture definitions for circe

Circe

[ (sur-see) ]

In classical mythology, a powerful sorceress who turned people into swine. On the way home from Troy, the crew of Odysseus fell prey to her spells.

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