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noun Classical Mythology.
  1. a daughter of Orion who, with her sister Metioche, offered herself as a sacrifice to end a plague in Boeotia.
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Historical Examples

  • This is No. 188, Menippe, whose elements are still somewhat uncertain.

    The Asteroids

    Daniel Kirkwood

  • By some his mother was said to have been Menippe; by others Polymnia.

  • On Menippe I knew "g" must equal about one twentieth of a foot, and "r" 31,680 feet.

    Other Worlds

    Garrett P. Serviss

  • Menippe, the one hundred and eighty-eighth, was also lost soon after its discovery in 1878.

    The Asteroids

    Daniel Kirkwood