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Thespius

[ thes-pee-uhs ]
/ ˈθɛs pi əs /
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noun Classical Mythology.
the founder of the city of Thespiae and the father, by Megamede, of 50 daughters, all of whom bore sons to Hercules.
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How to use Thespius in a sentence

  • Hurriedly cloaking himself, Valerius accompanied the man through various winding ways, and came to a chamber where Thespius lay.

    The Hour of the Dragon|Robert E. Howard
  • A strong shudder shook the blood-smeared figure, and Count Thespius went limp.

    The Hour of the Dragon|Robert E. Howard
  • This was the marriage of fifty girls at one time—the daughters of king Thespius.

    Voltaire's Romances|Franois-Marie Arouet
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