What does the word Syren mean?

Usage examples for Syren

  1. What wonder if in lands of perpetual summer the syren song of some " long bright river" should lure the storm- tossed mariners from the perilous seas to the comparative security of inland life! – Through the Malay Archipelago by Emily Richings
  2. 11 Whoe'er thou art whom chance may bring To this sequester'd spot, If then the plaintive Syren sing, Oh! – Poetical Works of Akenside by Mark Akenside
  3. And I told him in a few words all that had occurred to me since we had been paid off from the Syren. – Old Jack by W.H.G. Kingston