nymph

Definition from Wiktionary, the free dictionary
Jump to navigation Jump to search

English[edit]

English Wikipedia has an article on:
Wikipedia
Nymph of a mantis.

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle English nimphe, from Old French nimphe, from Latin nympha (nymph, bride), from Ancient Greek νύμφη (númphē, bride).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (UK, US) IPA(key): /ˈnɪmf/
  • (file)

Noun[edit]

nymph (plural nymphs or nymphæ)

Hylas and the Nymphs by John William Waterhouse, 1896
  1. The larva of certain insects.
  2. (Greek and Roman mythology) Any minor female deity associated with water, forests, grotto, etc.
  3. A young girl, especially one who is sexually attractive.

Synonyms[edit]

Derived terms[edit]

Related terms[edit]

Translations[edit]

See also[edit]