A fountain of Caria, which rendered effeminate all those who
bathed therein. It was in this fountain that Hermaphroditus changed his
sex. (Ovid: Metamorphoses, iv. 285, and xvi. 319.)
“Thy moist limbs melted into Salmacis.”
Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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