Pygmalion(redirected from pygmalionism)
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n. Greek Mythology
A king of Cyprus who carved and then fell in love with a statue of a woman, which Aphrodite brought to life as Galatea.
(Classical Myth & Legend) Greek myth a king of Cyprus, who fell in love with the statue of a woman he had sculpted and which his prayers brought to life as Galatea
Pyg•ma•li•on(pɪgˈmeɪ li ən, -ˈmeɪl yən)
(in classical myth) a sculptor who fell in love with the ivory statue of a woman that he had carved. Compare Galatea.