HyperDic: nymph

English > 3 senses of the word nymph:
NOUNperson nymph(classical mythology) a minor nature goddess usually depicted as a beautiful maiden
animalnympha larva of an insect with incomplete metamorphosis (as the dragonfly or mayfly)
person nymph, houria voluptuously beautiful young woman
nymph > pronunciation
Soundsnih'mf
Rhymeslymph
English > nymph: 3 senses > noun 1, person
Meaning(classical mythology) a minor nature goddess usually depicted as a beautiful maiden.
Example"the ancient Greeks believed that nymphs inhabited forests and bodies of water"
Categoryclassical mythologyThe system of mythology of the Greeks and Romans together
NarrowerDaphne(Greek mythology) a nymph who was transformed into a laurel tree to escape the amorous Apollo
Echo(Greek mythology) a nymph who was spurned by Narcissus and pined away until only her voice remained
Hesperides, Atlantides(Greek mythology) group of 3 to 7 nymphs who guarded / guarded the golden apples that Gaea gave as a wedding gift to Hera
Hyades(Greek mythology) 7 daughters of Atlas and half-sisters of the Pleiades
Oread(Greek mythology) one of the mountain nymphs
Pleiades(Greek mythology) 7 daughters of Atlas and half-sisters of the Hyades
Salmacisnymph who merged with Hermaphroditus to form one body
Sterope, Asterope(Greek mythology) one of the 7 Pleiades
dryad, wood nymphA deity or nymph of the woods
water nymph(Greek mythology) any nymph of the water
BroaderGreco-Roman deity, Graeco-Roman deityA deity of classical mythology
Spanishninfa
Catalannimfa
English > nymph: 3 senses > noun 2, animal
MeaningA larva of an insect with incomplete metamorphosis (as the dragonfly or mayfly).
BroaderlarvaThe immature free-living form of most invertebrates and amphibians and fish which at hatching from the egg is fundamentally unlike its parent and must metamorphose
Spanishninfa
Catalannimfa
English > nymph: 3 senses > noun 3, person
MeaningA voluptuously beautiful young woman.
Synonymhouri
Broaderwoman, adult femaleAn adult female person (as opposed to a man)
Spanishhuri, hurí, ninfa
Catalanhurí, nimfa

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