Nymphean
Nymphean Nym*phe"an, a. [Gr. ?. See {Nymph}.] Of, pertaining to, or appropriate to, nymphs; inhabited by nymphs; as, a nymphean cave. [1913 Webster]

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  • nymphean — ˈnim(p)fēən, nimˈf adjective Etymology: nymph + an : of or appropriate to nymphs : inhabited by nymphs nymphean grace and beauty G.W.Cable …   Useful english dictionary

  • nymphean — adjective of or pertaining to a nymph or nymphs Syn: nymphal …   Wiktionary

  • nymphean — nym·phe·an …   English syllables

  • nymphal — ymph al, a. Of or pertaining to a nymph or nymphs; nymphean. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • nymph — nymphal, nymphean /nim fee euhn/, adj. /nimf/, n. 1. one of a numerous class of lesser deities of mythology, conceived of as beautiful maidens inhabiting the sea, rivers, woods, trees, mountains, meadows, etc., and frequently mentioned as… …   Universalium

  • nymphical — adjective of or pertaining to a nymph or nymphs Syn: nymphal, nymphean, nymphic …   Wiktionary

  • nymphal — adjective of or pertaining to a nymph or nymphs Syn: nymphean …   Wiktionary

  • nymphic — adjective Of or pertaining to a nymph or nymphs. Syn: nymphal, nymphean …   Wiktionary

  • nymph — (n.) late 14c., class of semi divine female beings, from O.Fr. nimphe (13c.), from L. nympha nymph, demi goddess; bride, mistress, young woman, from Gk. nymphe bride, young wife, later beautiful young woman, then semi divine being in the form of… …   Etymology dictionary

  • nymph — noun 1》 a mythological spirit of nature imagined as a beautiful young woman.     ↘literary a beautiful young woman. 2》 an immature form of a dragonfly or other insect that does not undergo complete metamorphosis. Derivatives nymphal adjective… …   English new terms dictionary

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