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Daphnis Syllabification: Daph·nis
Pronunciation: /ˈdafnəs/
Greek Mythology

Definition of Daphnis in English:

A Sicilian shepherd who, according to one version of the legend, was struck with blindness for his infidelity to the nymph Echenaïs. He consoled himself with pastoral poetry, of which he was the inventor.

Words that rhyme with Daphnis

Agnes

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