It appears in Roman
mythology as the female half of the proto-Romeo and Juliet
couple of Pyramus and Thisbe. Their story may be found on Wikipedia (http://snipurl.com/de1z
), Encyclopedia Mythica (http://snipurl.com/de20
), and Timeless Myths (http://snipurl.com/de22
I'm sorry, I don't know Thisbe's meaning. And while Encyclopedia Mythica says Thisbe's pronounced THIZ-bee, I have no idea whether that's the original pronunciation or not.
"Multiple exclamation marks are a sure sign of diseased mind" -- Terry Pratchett
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