from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Greek Mythology The daughter of Tantalus who, after boasting that she had more children than Leto, suffered the killing of her own children by Artemis and Apollo, and turned to stone while bewailing their loss.
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- proper n. A daughter of Tantalus
- proper n. A female given name
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The daughter of Tantalus, and wife of Amphion, king of Thebes. Her pride in her children provoked Apollo and Diana, who slew them all. Niobe herself was changed by the gods into stone.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In Gr. mythology, the daughter of Tantalus, married to Amphion, king of Thebes.
- n. In zoology:
- n. A genus of trilobites.
- n. A genus of mollusks.
- n. A genus of African weaver-birds of the subfamily Viduinæ. N. ardens and N. concolor are examples.
- n. In botany, a genus of monocotyledonous plants belonging to the family Liliaceæ. See Funkia.
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- n. (Greek mythology) the daughter of Tantalus whose boasting about her children provoked Apollo and Artemis to slay them all; Niobe was turned to stone while bewailing her loss
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