[ meer-uh ]
/ ˈmɪər ə /
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Classical Mythology. a daughter of King Cinyras of Cyprus who had incestuous relations with her father and was changed into a myrrh tree by the gods. Their child, Adonis, was born from the split trunk of the tree.
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Also called Smyrna.
Words nearby Myrrha
Myrmidon, Myrna, myrobalan, myron, myrrh, Myrrha, myrtaceous, myrtle, Myrtle Beach, myrtle family, myrtle warbler
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How to use Myrrha in a sentence
On the right is a woman fleeing from a man who pursues her, sword in hand; these represent Myrrha and her father Cinyras.
He was the son of Myrrha, whose legend is the subject of several small groups.
The last words of Myrrha on the funereal pyre are in good keeping with the grand conception of her character.My Recollections of Lord Byron|Teresa Guiccioli
I have taken the liberty of substituting Myrrha for this somewhat unmanageable word.Sketches and Studies in Italy and Greece, Second Series|John Addington Symonds
Myrrha loved her father, but not as a daughter ought; and she now lies hid, overwhelmed by the bark 750 that grew over her.