nimf

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Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle Dutch nymphe. Borrowed from Old or Middle French, from Latin nympha, borrowed from Ancient Greek νύμφη (númphē), of uncertain origin.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /nɪmf/
  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: nimf

Noun[edit]

nimf f (plural nimfen, diminutive nimfje n)

  1. (Greek mythology, Roman mythology) nymph, female lesser divinity of nature
  2. (entomology) nymph, juvenile form of a hemimetabolous insect

Coordinate terms[edit]

(juvenile insect):

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