νύμφη

Ancient GreekEdit

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EtymologyEdit

Maybe from the same origin as Latin nūbō (marry) (English nubile), from Proto-Indo-European *snewbʰ- (to marry, to wed). Beekes argues for a Pre-Greek origin.

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NounEdit

νῠ́μφη (númphēf (genitive νῠ́μφης); first declension

  1. bride, young wife
  2. young, nubile woman; marriageable maiden
  3. daughter-in-law
  4. (epigraphy) young girl
  5. nymph
  6. (poetry) spring, spring water
  7. doll, puppet
  8. bee or wasp in pupa stage
  9. winged male ant
  10. (anatomy, 2nd century) clitoris

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GreekEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Ancient Greek νύμφη (númphē).

NounEdit

νύμφη (nýmfif (plural νύμφες)

  1. bride
  2. (Greek mythology) nymph, undine, water sprite, water spirit
  3. (zoology) nymph, larva
  4. (zoology) pupa, chrysalis

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