Niobe definition

  • noun:
    • Greek Mythology The daughter of Tantalus who, after boasting that she had more young ones than Leto, experienced the killing of her very own kids by Artemis and Apollo, and considered stone while bewailing their reduction.
    • The daughter of Tantalus, and wife of Amphion, king of Thebes. The woman pride in her children provoked Apollo and Diana, who slew them. Niobe by herself ended up being altered because of the gods into stone.
    • In Gr. mythology, the daughter of Tantalus, married to Amphion, master of Thebes.
    • In zoology:
    • A genus of trilobites.
    • A genus of mollusks.
    • A genus of African weaver-birds of subfamily Viduin√¶. N. ardens and N. concolor are examples.
    • In botany, a genus of monocotyledonous plants from the household Liliace√¶. See Funkia.
    • (Greek mythology) the child of Tantalus whose featuring about her young ones provoked Apollo and Artemis to slay them all; Niobe was considered stone while bewailing her loss
  • proper-noun:
    • A daughter of Tantalus
    • A female provided title

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