Definition of Semele in English:

Semele

Line breaks: Sem¦ele
Pronunciation: /ˈsɛmɪli
 
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Greek Mythology
The mother, by Zeus, of Dionysus. The fire of Zeus’s thunderbolts killed her but made her child immortal.

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