Associations to the word «Nymph»


NYMPH, noun. The larva of certain insects.
NYMPH, noun. (Greek & Roman mythology) Any minor female deity associated with water, forests, grotto, etc.
NYMPH, noun. A young girl, especially one who inspires lustful feelings.
NYMPH OF THE PAVÉ, noun. (obsolete) A prostitute.

Dictionary definition

NYMPH, noun. (classical mythology) a minor nature goddess usually depicted as a beautiful maiden; "the ancient Greeks believed that nymphs inhabited forests and bodies of water".
NYMPH, noun. A larva of an insect with incomplete metamorphosis (as the dragonfly or mayfly).
NYMPH, noun. A voluptuously beautiful young woman.

Wise words

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Alexander Pope