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Contributor Contrib.mangoem on 10/2/2011
The name of a witch in Lucius Apuleius's 2nd-century Latin novel 'The Golden Ass', who murders a man named Socrates with her accomplice Panthia. It was probably taken from the name of an ancient city on the Nile.In the English-speaking world, Meroë and its variant Meroe have been used occasionally since the 19th century.