Daphne

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See also: daphne, Daphnë, and daphné

Translingual[edit]

Daphne philippi1.jpg

Etymology[edit]

From Ancient Greek δάφνη (dáphnē, laurel).

Proper noun[edit]

Daphne f

  1. A taxonomic genus within the family Thymelaeaceae – the daphnes, Old World shrubs with scented flowers and poisonous berries.

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English[edit]

English Wikipedia has an article on:
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English Wikipedia has an article on:
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Etymology[edit]

From Ancient Greek δάφνη (dáphnē, laurel, bay).

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Proper noun[edit]

Daphne

  1. (Greek mythology) A dryad pursued by Apollo, who was turned into a laurel tree by the river god Peneus.
    • 1594 William Shakespeare: A Midsummer Night's Dream: Act II, Scene I :
      Run when you will, the story shall be chang'd; / Apollo flies, and Daphne holds the chase; / The dove pursues the griffin
  2. (astronomy) 41 Daphne, a main belt asteroid.
  3. A female given name from Ancient Greek.
    • 1989 John Banville: The Book of Evidence: page 7:
      My wife. Daphne. Yes, that was, is, her name. For some reason people have always found it faintly comic. I think it matches very well her damp, dark, myopic beauty.

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Cebuano[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From English Daphne, from Ancient Greek δάφνη (dáphnē, laurel, bay).

Proper noun[edit]

Daphne

  1. a female given name from English
  2. (Greek mythology)dryad pursued by Apollo, who was turned into a laurel tree by the river god Peneus
  3. (astronomy) the asteroid 41 Daphne

Quotations[edit]

For quotations of use of this term, see Citations:Daphne.


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Proper noun[edit]

Daphne f

  1. Archaic spelling of Dafne.