Definition of Pyramus in English:

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Pyramus

Pronunciation: /ˈpirəməs/
Roman Mythology
A Babylonian youth, lover of Thisbe.

Forbidden to marry by their parents, who were neighbors, the lovers conversed through a chink in a wall and agreed to meet at a tomb outside the city. There, Thisbe was frightened away by a lioness coming from its kill, and Pyramus, seeing her bloodstained cloak and supposing her dead, stabbed himself. Thisbe, finding his body when she returned, threw herself upon his sword

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