nympha

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Etymology[edit]

From Latin nympha, from Ancient Greek νύμφη (númphē, bride, nymph).

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Noun[edit]

nympha (plural nymphae)

  1. (entomology) A nymph.
  2. (anatomy, now rare) Each of the labia minora.
  3. Each of a pair of processes in certain bivalves, to which the ends of the external ligament are attached.

Latin[edit]

Hylas et nymphae (Hylas and the Nymphs)

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Etymology[edit]

From Ancient Greek νύμφη (númphē, bride, nymph)

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Noun[edit]

nympha f (genitive nymphae); first declension

  1. bride, mistress
  2. young woman
  3. nymph (mythical demi-goddess)
  4. pupa or nymph of an insect

Inflection[edit]

First declension.

Number Singular Plural
nominative nympha nymphae
genitive nymphae nymphārum
dative nymphae nymphīs
accusative nympham nymphās
ablative nymphā nymphīs
vocative nympha nymphae

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