noun Etymology: Latin, from Greek Hygieia Date: 1615 the goddess of health in Greek mythology

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  • Hygeia — Hy*ge ia, n. [L. Hygea, Hygia, fr. Gr. ?, ?, health, ?, Hygeia, fr. ? sound, healthy.] (Classic Myth.) The goddess of health, daughter of Esculapius. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Hygeia — [hī jē′ə] n. 〚L Hygea < Gr Hygeia, Hygieia < hygiēs: see HYGIENE〛 Gr. Myth. the goddess of health * * * Hy·ge·ia (hī jēʹə) n. Greek Mythology A daughter of Asclepius and goddess of health …   Universalium

  • HYGEIA — quae et Salus, Aesculapii filia, Ulcus habet quod habere suam vult quisque puellam, Quod sanare Criton, non quod Hygeia potest. Simulacrum eius ex aere, Micerati opus. una cum Aesculapii, in concordiae templo, Romae, asservatum, memoratur Plin. l …   Hofmann J. Lexicon universale

  • Hygeia — [hī jē′ə] n. [L Hygea < Gr Hygeia, Hygieia < hygiēs: see HYGIENE] Gr. Myth. the goddess of health …   English World dictionary

  • Hygeia — Hygiea bzw. Hygeia steht für: die Göttin der Gesundheit in der antiken griechischen Mythologie Hygeia (Mythologie) den Asteroiden (10) Hygiea …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • HYGEIA —    in the Greek mythology the Goddess of Health, and daughter of Æsculapius; is represented as a virgin in a long robe, with a cup in her hand and a serpent drinking out of it …   The Nuttall Encyclopaedia

  • Hygeia —  Greek goddess of health …   Bryson’s dictionary for writers and editors

  • hygeia — n. (Mythol.) Goddess of health …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • Hygeia — /haɪˈdʒiə/ (say huy jeeuh) noun Classical Mythology the goddess of health, daughter of Aesculapius. {Greek, late variant of Hygieia, personification of hygieia health} …   Australian English dictionary

  • Hygeia — noun (Greek mythology) the goddess of health; daughter of Aesculapius and sister of Panacea • Topics: ↑Greek mythology • Instance Hypernyms: ↑Greek deity …   Useful english dictionary

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