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- nymphe (rare, archaic)
From Middle English nimphe, from Old French nimphe, from Latin nympha (“nymph, bride”), from Ancient Greek νύμφη (númphē, “bride”). Doublet of nympha.
nymph (plural nymphs or nymphæ)
- (Greek mythology, Roman mythology) Any female nature spirit associated with water, forests, grotto, wind, etc.
- A young girl, especially one who is attractive, beautiful or graceful.
- (entomology) The larva of certain insects.
- (entomology) Any of various butterflies of the family Nymphalidae.
mythology: water, forest or mountain spirit
young girl who may inspire lust
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