Philomela

[ fil-uh-mee-luh ]
/ ˌfɪl əˈmi lə /

noun

Classical Mythology. an Athenian princess who was raped by her brother-in-law Tereus and was subsequently avenged and transformed into a nightingale.
(lowercase) philomel.

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Philomela
/ (ˌfɪləʊˈmiːlə) /

noun

Greek myth an Athenian princess, who was raped and had her tongue cut out by her brother-in-law Tereus, and subsequently was transformed into a nightingaleSee Procne
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