Origin of philomel
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Historical Examples of philomela
As the boat regained her speed, Philomela Brooks approached him.Philo Gubb Correspondence-School Detective
Ellis Parker Butler
Thereupon Procne became a swallow, and Philomela a nightingale.The Works of Lord Byron, Volume 4
The Philomela as made by Jardine is a melodia with two mouths.The Recent Revolution in Organ Building
George Laing Miller
Why, Philomela, are you complaining of the cruelty of Tereus, the Ismarian tyrant?
The least eccentric orbit in the group is that of Philomela ; the most eccentric that of thra .The Asteroids
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).