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Pancaste

(3 syl.). An Athenian hetaera, and her companion in sin, Phryne, were the models of Venus Rising from the Sea, by Apelles. (See Phryne.)

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