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1. Greek & Roman Mythology Any of numerous minor deities represented as beautiful maidens inhabiting and sometimes personifying features of nature such as trees, waters, and mountains.
2. A sexually mature and attractive young woman.
a. The immature form of an insect, such as a grasshopper, that does not pass through a pupal stage during metamorphosis. Nymphs resemble adults but are smaller and lack fully developed wings.
b. The eight-legged immature form of certain arachnids, such as ticks and mites.
[Middle English nimphe, from Old French, from Latin nympha, from Greek numphē.]
nymph′al (nĭm′fəl) adj.
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1. (European Myth & Legend) myth a spirit of nature envisaged as a beautiful maiden
2. chiefly poetic a beautiful young woman
3. (Zoology) the immature form of some insects, such as the dragonfly and mayfly, and certain arthropods. Nymphs resemble the adult, apart from having underdeveloped reproductive organs and (in the case of insects) wings, and develop into the adult without a pupal stage
[C14: via Old French from Latin, from Greek numphē nymph; related to Latin nūbere to marry]
ˈnymphal, nymphean adj
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1. any of a class of lesser deities in classical mythology, conceived of as beautiful young women inhabiting the sea, rivers, trees, or mountains.
2. a beautiful or graceful young woman.
3. the young of an insect that undergoes incomplete metamorphosis.
[1350–1400; Middle English nimphe < Latin nympha < Greek nýmphē bride, nymph]
nymph′al, nym′phe•an (-fi ən) adj.
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|Noun||1.||nymph - (classical mythology) a minor nature goddess usually depicted as a beautiful maiden; "the ancient Greeks believed that nymphs inhabited forests and bodies of water"|
classical mythology - the system of mythology of the Greeks and Romans together; much of Roman mythology (especially the gods) was borrowed from the Greeks
Echo - (Greek mythology) a nymph who was spurned by Narcissus and pined away until only her voice remained
Atlantides, Hesperides - (Greek mythology) group of 3 to 7 nymphs who 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; they nurtured the infant Dionysus and Zeus placed them among the stars as a reward
Oread - (Greek mythology) one of the mountain nymphs
Pleiades - (Greek mythology) 7 daughters of Atlas and half-sisters of the Hyades; placed among the stars to save them from the pursuit of Orion
water nymph - (Greek mythology) any nymph of the water
Daphne - (Greek mythology) a nymph who was transformed into a laurel tree to escape the amorous Apollo
Salmacis - nymph who merged with Hermaphroditus to form one body
|2.||nymph - a larva of an insect with incomplete metamorphosis (as the dragonfly or mayfly)|
larva - the 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
|3.||nymph - a voluptuously beautiful young woman|
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perisu/orman vb. perisi
nymph[nɪmf] N → ninfa f
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nymph[ˈnɪmf] n → nymphe f
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nymph[nɪmf] n → ninfa
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995
a goddess or spirit of the rivers, trees etc. nimf حورِيَّه нимфа ninfa nymfa die Nymphe nymfe νύμφη, νεράιδαninfa nümf حورى؛ زن بسيار زيبا nymfi nymphe נִימפָה अप्सरा vodena vila, nimfa nimfa peri nÿmfa, dís ninfa 精霊 님프: 바다, 산, 강, 목장 등에 사는 아름다운 정령(精靈) nimfa nimfa dewi nimfnymfe, fenimfa ډيرزړه ښكونكى،ښكلى ninfa nimfă нимфа nymfa (vodna) vila nimfa nymf นางไม้ peri, su/orman vb. perisi 居於山林水澤中的仙女 німфа حور، درياؤں و درختوں کي ديوي nữ thần 居于山林水泽中的仙女
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