Pyramus and Thisbe


Pyramus and Thisbe
Pyramus and Thisbe [pir′ə məs ənd thiz′bē]
Class. Myth. Babylonian lovers: Pyramus, mistakenly thinking Thisbe has been killed by a lioness, kills himself, and Thisbe, finding his body, kills herself

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  • Pyramus and Thisbe — The love story of Pyramus and Thisbe, not really a part of Roman mythology, is actually a sentimental romance. It is briefly summarized by Hyginus ( Fabulae 242) and more fully elaborated in Ovid ( Metamorphoses 4). PlotIn the Ovidian version,… …   Wikipedia

  • Pyramus and Thisbe — n. (Mythology) two young lovers from Babylon who were not allowed to marry and committed suicide (Pyramus, thinking Thisbe has been killed by a lion and Thisbe, after she found her lover Pyramus dead) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • Pyramus and Thisbe — Pyr′a•mus and This′be [[t]ˈpɪr ə məs[/t]] n. pl. myt two young lovers of classical legend: mistakenly believing that Thisbe is dead, Pyramus kills himself, and Thisbe, in turn, kills herself upon finding his body …   From formal English to slang

  • Pyramus and Thisbe — /pir euh meuhs/, Class. Myth. two young lovers of Babylon who held conversations clandestinely, and in defiance of their parents, through a crack in a wall. On believing Thisbe dead, Pyramus killed himself. When Thisbe discovered his body she… …   Universalium

  • Pyramus and Thisbe — /pir euh meuhs/, Class. Myth. two young lovers of Babylon who held conversations clandestinely, and in defiance of their parents, through a crack in a wall. On believing Thisbe dead, Pyramus killed himself. When Thisbe discovered his body she… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Pyramus and Thisbe — /ˌpɪrəməs ən ˈθɪzbi/ (say .piruhmuhs uhn thizbee) noun Classical Legend two young lovers of Babylon. Pyramus killed himself when he mistakenly thought Thisbe to be dead, and she committed suicide on discovering his body …   Australian English dictionary

  • PYRAMUS AND THISBE —    two lovers who lived in adjoining houses in Babylon, and who used to converse with each other through a hole in the wall, because their parents would not allow them open intimacy, but who arranged to meet one evening at the tomb of Nisus. The… …   The Nuttall Encyclopaedia

  • Pyramus and Thisbe — Pyr|a|mus and This|be in ancient Roman stories, a pair of lovers who killed themselves because each thought the other one was dead. They are best known from the play about them which ↑Bottom and his friends perform in A Midsummer Night s Dream by …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • Pyramus and Thisbe (opera) — Pyramus and Thisbe is a mock opera by the German born composer John Frederick Lampe on the story of Pyramus and Thisbe. It was first performed at Covent Garden Theatre, London on 25 January 1745. The anonymous libretto (possibly the work of the… …   Wikipedia

  • Thisbe — n. see PYRAMUS AND THISBE …   English World dictionary