Egeria


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E·ge·ri·a

 (ĭ-jîr′ē-ə)
n.
A woman adviser or counselor.

[After Egeria, Roman nymph or goddess and adviser to Numa Pompilius, a legendary Roman king.]

Egeria

(ɪˈdʒɪərɪə)
n
a female adviser
[C17: name of the mythical adviser of Numa Pompilius, king of Rome]
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Noun1.Egeria - small genus of dioecious tropical aquatic plantsEgeria - small genus of dioecious tropical aquatic plants
liliopsid genus, monocot genus - genus of flowering plants having a single cotyledon (embryonic leaf) in the seed
family Hydrocharidaceae, family Hydrocharitaceae, frogbit family, frog's-bit family, Hydrocharidaceae, Hydrocharitaceae - simple nearly stemless freshwater aquatic plants; widely distributed
References in classic literature ?
It is really very unfortunate that you are not the Egeria of M.
I had a positive abhorrence for the painted, bedizened, dead- faced, glassy-eyed Egeria of Peter Ivanovitch.
"No, you would not have, of course." My suspicion and even dread of the feminist and his Egeria was so ineradicable that I could not help asking with real anxiety, which I made smiling--
The Princess was of the family of Pompili, lineally descended from the second king of Rome, and Egeria of the house of Olympus, while the Prince's grandfather, Alessandro Polonia, sold wash-balls, essences, tobacco, and pocket-handkerchiefs, ran errands for gentlemen, and lent money in a small way.
I saw so many huge antique vases gathered there, among which Your Messer Ferrante showed me the pitcher, with which Egeria used to go to the fountain for water, the tub in which Roman Lucrezia washed the clothes, and a little jar where Cato's Marcia kept the prepared walnuts.
Temporal trends in heavy metal concentration in the clam Egeria radiata from the Cross River, Nigeria.