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Pamphyle (3 syl.)

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A sorceress who converted herself into an owl (Apuleius). There was another Pamphylē, the daughter of Apollo, who first taught women to embroider with silk.

“In one very remote village lives the sorceress Pamphylē, who turns her neighbours into various animalsLucius, peeping … throʹ a chink in the door [saw] the old witch transform herself into an owl.”—Pater: Marius the Epicurean, chap. v.

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Entry taken from Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, edited by the Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D. and revised in 1895.

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