[ puh-sif-uh-ee ]
/ pəˈsɪf əˌi /
Classical Mythology. the wife of Minos, mother of Ariadne, and mother of the Minotaur by the Cretan bull.
Astronomy. a small moon of the planet Jupiter.
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Origin of Pasiphaë
First recorded in 1775–85
Words nearby Pasiphaë
, pas marché
, paso doble
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How to use Pasiphaë in a sentence
Phaidra, daughter of Minos and Pasiphae, who married Theseus.
Remember Pasiphae for whose lust my grandoldgrossfather made the first confessionbox.
Here was the cruel antique malice of the gods, such as they once sent forth against Pasiphae.
On the ceiling were painted the amours of Pasiphae and the bull.
British Dictionary definitions for Pasiphaë (1 of 2)
Greek myth the wife of Minos and mother (by a bull) of the Minotaur
British Dictionary definitions for Pasiphaë (2 of 2)
astronomy a small outer satellite of the planet Jupiter
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