[ ih-fin-oh-ee ]

nounClassical Mythology.
  1. a daughter of Antia and Proetus who was inflicted with madness for her irreverence toward the gods.: Compare Iphianassa (def. 2).

  2. the woman who brought Queen Hypsipyle's message of welcome to Jason and the Argonauts.

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How to use Iphinoë in a sentence

  • And the whole assembly gave their consent, and they sent Iphinoe as their herald to the heroes.

    Stories of the Old world | Alfred John Church
  • And so Iphinoe came to the Minyae; and they asked with what intent she had come among them.

    The Argonautica | Apollonius Rhodius