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Etymology Edit

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

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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.

Interlingua Edit

Noun Edit

nympha (plural nymphas)

  1. nymph

Latin Edit

Hylas et nymphae (Hylas and the Nymphs)

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Etymology Edit

From Ancient Greek νύμφη (númphē, bride, nymph). Compare with Latin lympha.

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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

Declension Edit

First-declension noun.

Case Singular Plural
Nominative nympha nymphae
Genitive nymphae nymphārum
Dative nymphae nymphīs
Accusative nympham nymphās
Ablative nymphā nymphīs
Vocative nympha nymphae

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References Edit

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