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EtymologyEdit

From Ancient Greek νῠ́μφη (númphē, bride, young girl; spring water). Doublet of nympha.

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NounEdit

lympha f (genitive lymphae); first declension

  1. (poetic) water, especially clear river or spring water
    • 29 BCE – 19 BCE, Virgil, Aeneid 4.635:
       []; dic corpus properet fluviali spargere lympha, et pecudes secum et monstrata piacula ducat: []
  2. (medicine) water in dropsical people

InflectionEdit

First-declension noun.

Case Singular Plural
Nominative lympha lymphae
Genitive lymphae lymphārum
Dative lymphae lymphīs
Accusative lympham lymphās
Ablative lymphā lymphīs
Vocative lympha lymphae

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ReferencesEdit

  • lympha in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • lympha in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • lympha in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire illustré Latin-Français, Hachette