EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

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

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

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.

InterlinguaEdit

NounEdit

nympha (plural nymphas)

  1. nymph

LatinEdit

 
Hylas et nymphae (Hylas and the Nymphs)

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

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

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

nympha f (genitive nymphae); first declension

  1. bride, mistress
  2. young woman
  3. nymph (mythical demi-goddess)
  4. pupa or nymph of an insect

DeclensionEdit

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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DescendantsEdit

  • Asturian: ninfa
  • Catalan: nimfa
  • Old French: nimphe

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