(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