naiad

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Dragonfly naiad

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Latin naias, from Ancient Greek Ναϊάς (Naïás, naiad), from νάειν (náein, to flow).

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naiad (plural naiads or naiades)

  1. (Greek mythology) A female deity (nymph) associated with water, especially a spring, stream, or other fresh water.
  2. (entomology) The aquatic larva (nymph) of a dragonfly or damselfly.

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