Reference > Brewer’s Dictionary > Thone (1 syl.) or Thonis.

 Thomson (James),Tho’pas (Sir). 
E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
Thone (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.   1
“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.
Milton: Comus, 695–697

 Thomson (James),Tho’pas (Sir). 


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