[ ee-noh-nee ]

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

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How to use Oenone in a sentence

  • And feeling more Oenone-ish than ever, I went back and lay down again.

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

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

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

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

British Dictionary definitions for Oenone


/ (iːˈnəʊnɪ) /

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

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