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Meaning of Pyramus and Thisbe

Pyr'a•mus and This'be

Pronunciation: (pir'u-mus), [key]
— Class. Myth. Class. Myth.
  1. two young lovers of Babylon who held conversations clandestinely, and in defiance of their parents, through a crack in a wall. On believing Thisbe dead, Pyramus killed himself. When Thisbe discovered his body she committed suicide.
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