water nymph


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water nymph

n. Mythology
A nymph, such as a naiad or Nereid, living in or near water.

water nymph

n
1. (Classical Myth & Legend) any fabled nymph of the water, such as the Naiad, Nereid, or Oceanid of Greek mythology
2. (Plants) any of various aquatic plants, esp a water lily or a naiad

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n.
a nymph of the water, as a naiad, a Nereid, or an Oceanid.
[1350–1400]
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Noun1.water nymph - submerged aquatic plant having narrow leaves and small flowerswater nymph - 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.water nymph - a water lily having large leaves and showy fragrant flowers that float on the waterwater nymph - a water lily having large leaves and showy fragrant flowers that float on the water; of temperate and tropical regions
water lily - an aquatic plant of the family Nymphaeaceae
genus Nymphaea, Nymphaea - the type genus of the family Nymphaeaceae; any of a variety of water lilies
3.water nymph - (Greek mythology) any nymph of the waterwater nymph - (Greek mythology) any nymph of the water
Greek mythology - the mythology of the ancient Greeks
sea nymph - (Greek mythology) a water nymph who was the daughter of Oceanus or Nereus
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"
naiad - (Greek mythology) a nymph of lakes and springs and rivers and fountains
4.water nymph - a fairy that inhabits waterwater nymph - a fairy that inhabits water    
faerie, faery, fairy, fay, sprite - a small being, human in form, playful and having magical powers
undine - any of various female water spirits
References in classic literature ?
Lore (two syllables) was a water nymph who used to sit on a high rock called the Ley or Lei (pronounced like our word LIE) in the Rhine, and lure boatmen to destruction in a furious rapid which marred the channel at that spot.
You may often detect a yet smoother and darker water, separated from the rest as if by an invisible cobweb, boom of the water nymphs, resting on it.
Her return to the Broadway also saw her win the 1954 Tony Award for her role in "Ondine", a tale of a water nymph falling in love with a man.
I see this more as a water nymph, sensual, somatic, and in a state of ecstasy - a typical depiction, usually by male artists, of the mystified feminine energy.
The water nymph Ondine could have sounded more silkily seductive but those tricky passages of endless rippling were negotiated convincingly by the young Hungarian.
The advertising image that greeted me at their counter in Glasgow's Debenhams is of a shiny-limbed water nymph in a slash-sided swimsuit, her gleaming Ronsealed thigh peeking out of the pool.
Though he was dressed in a classic tailed tuxedo, he was able to transform himself into the different characters, such as the lovestruck Romeo, or Prince from Rusalka searching for a mysterious water nymph.
Scientists who found fossils of the Jaggermeryx naida - or Jagger's water nymph - in Egypt gave it its name because it had huge lips like the singer.
Copenhagen's Little Mermaid and n Coventry's water nymph are strikingly similar but treated very differently by the respective cities
The divers named the skeleton Naia, after a water nymph of Greek mythology, and joined up with a team of scientists to research the find.
For those unfamiliar with Dvorak's opera, this performance guide is an excellent introduction to the work; those already having been seduced by the song of the water nymph will welcome Cheek's research and insight into the opera.
When the residents learn the stranger is a water nymph on a mission to save mankind, they rally round to help her return to her own world - but strange creatures are set to spoil their plans.