Philomèle

August 5, 2014 § Leave a comment

ORIGIN:
French version of the English name “Philomel”, meaning “nightingale”, from the Greek “Philomela”, meaning “lover of song”.

VARIATIONS and NICKNAMES:
Philomel, Philomela.

REFERENCES IN LITERATURE:
– Philomèle is one of the characters Becky plays in the famous presentation of charades which attracts the attention of a certain royal personage, in Vanity Fair, by William Makepeace Thackeray (published in 1847-48, but set in the 1810s-20s).

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