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nai·ad

 (nā′əd, -ăd′, nī′-)
n. pl. nai·a·des (-ə-dēz′) or nai·ads
1. Greek Mythology One of the nymphs who lived in and presided over brooks, springs, and fountains.
2. The aquatic nymph of certain insects, such as a mayfly, damselfly, or dragonfly.
3. Any of various aquatic plants of the genus Najas.

[Middle English, from Latin nāias, nāiad-, from Greek, probably from nān, to flow; see (s)nāu- in Indo-European roots.]
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naiad

(ˈnaɪæd)
n, pl -ads or -ades (-əˌdiːz)
1. (Classical Myth & Legend) Greek myth a nymph dwelling in a lake, river, spring, or fountain
2. (Zoology) the aquatic larva of the dragonfly, mayfly, and related insects
3. (Plants) Also called: water nymph any monocotyledonous submerged aquatic plant of the genus Naias (or Najas), having narrow leaves and small flowers: family Naiadaceae (or Najadaceae)
4. (Animals) any of certain freshwater mussels of the genus Unio. See mussel2
[C17: via Latin from Greek nāias water nymph; related to náein to flow]
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nai•ad

(ˈneɪ æd, -əd, ˈnaɪ-)

n., pl. -ads, -a•des (-əˌdiz)
1. (in Greek myth) any of a group of nymphs presiding over rivers and springs.
2. the aquatic nymph of certain insects, as the dragonfly or mayfly.
3. any of several aquatic plants of the genus Najas and family Najadaceae, having narrow opposite leaves and solitary flowers.
[1610–20; < Latin Nāïad- (s. of Nāïas) < Greek Nāïás a water nymph]
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naiad

a nymph or spirit of rivers and streams.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.naiad - submerged aquatic plant having narrow leaves and small flowersnaiad - submerged aquatic plant having narrow leaves and small flowers; of fresh or brackish water
genus Naias, genus Najas, Naias, Najas - sole genus of the family Naiadaceae
aquatic plant, hydrophyte, hydrophytic plant, water plant - a plant that grows partly or wholly in water whether rooted in the mud, as a lotus, or floating without anchorage, as the water hyacinth
2.naiad - (Greek mythology) a nymph of lakes and springs and rivers and fountains
Greek mythology - the mythology of the ancient Greeks
water nymph - (Greek mythology) any nymph of the water
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naiad

noun water nymph, nymph, sprite, undine, Oceanid (Greek myth) The ceiling was covered in paintings of sylphs and naiads, fauns and faeries.
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Translations

naiad

[ˈnaɪæd] N (naiads or naiades (pl)) [ˈnaɪədiːz]náyade f
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naiad

nNajade f, → Wassernymphe f
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naiad

[ˈnaɪæd] n (Myth) → naiade f
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And at a stately sideboard, by the wine, That fragrant smell diffused, in order stood Tall stripling youths rich-clad, of fairer hue Than Ganymed or Hylas; distant more, Under the trees now tripped, now solemn stood, Nymphs of Diana's train, and Naiades With fruits and flowers from Amalthea's horn, And ladies of the Hesperides, that seemed Fairer than feigned of old, or fabled since Of faery damsels met in forest wide By knights of Logres, or of Lyones, Lancelot, or Pelleas, or Pellenore.
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