(1 syl.) or Thonis. Governor of a province of Egypt. His
wife was Polydamnia. It is said by
post-Homeric poets that Paris took Helen to this province, and that
Polydamnia gave her a drug named nepenthes to make her forget her
sorrows, and fill her with joy.
Not that nepenthes which the wife of Thone
In Egypt gave to love-lorn Helena
Is of such power to stir up joy as this.
Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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