noun Classical Mythology.

a nymph of Mount Ida who was the wife of Paris, but was deserted by him for Helen.

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Historical Examples of oenone

  • Turn from this to some parallel poem in English literature, such as Oenone or Tithonus.

  • He tried in vain to construe Oenone, and to make sense of Lamia.

    The Newcomes

    William Makepeace Thackeray

  • Like Oenone, she prays the mountain to hear her, and implores Cupid to fire his heart anew.

  • When he found himself dying of his wounds, he fled to Oenone for help, but died just as he came into her presence.

  • And yet in that there is the punishment of the old nurse Oenone, who commits the atrocious crime of accusing an innocent person.

    My Double Life

    Sarah Bernhardt

British Dictionary definitions for oenone



Greek myth a nymph of Mount Ida, whose lover Paris left her for Helen
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