Hermione

(4 syl.). Wife of Leontes, King of Silicia. Being suspected of infidelity, she was thrown into jail, swooned, and was reported to be dead. She was kept concealed till her infant Perdita was of marriageable age, when Leontes discovered his mistake, and was reconciled to his wife. (Shakespeare: Winter's Tale.)

Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

More on Hermione from Fact Monster:

  • Hermione - Hermione Hermione , in Greek mythology, the only daughter of Helen and Menelaus. When Helen eloped ...
  • Ten Great Girl Characters: Novels - Ten Great Girl Characters: Novels Alice Alice, an impressionable Victorian girl of ...
  • Poll Archive for Kids - What's your opinion? Take the Fact Monster's poll.
  • Poll Archive for Kids - What's your opinion? Take the Fact Monster's poll.
  • Lasus - Lasus Lasus , fl. 6th cent. B.C., Greek poet from the town of Hermione in Argolis. He is said to ...

Related Content