- the nightingale.
Origin of philomel
Examples from the Web for philomel
Historical Examples of philomel
List to Philomel; how sweet from a full heart of love she sings her message to her dear!Cleopatra
H. Rider Haggard
Philomel Whiffet sometimes had his school do unexpected things that way.Blue Ridge Country
Larks are seen in buntings, and a wren's song entrances like Philomel's.Fresh Fields
"Run and find Philomel's mother," Victor instructed the girl.The Awakening and Selected Short Stories
Two of the fire-ships were soon in flames, a third blew up, and a fourth was sunk by the Philomel.How Britannia Came to Rule the Waves
- poetic names for a nightingale
Word Origin for philomel
"nightingale," late 14c., from Greek Philomela, poetic name of the nightingale, in mythology the daughter of Pandion, transformed into a nightingale; probably literally "lover of song," from philos "loving" + melos "a tune, song;" but perhaps "lover of apples" (Greek mela). In the myth, proper name of Pandion's daughter, who was turned into a nightingale (Ovid).