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Canens

A nymph, wife of Picus, King of the Laurentes. When Circê had changed Picus into a bird, Canens lamented him so greatly that she pined away, till she became a vox et prætorca nihil. (Ovid: Metamorphoses, 14 fab. 9.)

Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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