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νύμφη 1

I.epic voc. νύμφα^: doric νύμφα_:—, a young wife, bride, Lat. nupta, Il., Trag.
2.any married woman, Od., Eur.
3.a marriageable maiden, Il., Hes.
4.= Lat. nurus, daughter-in-law, NTest. prop. name, a Nymph, Hom.; θεαὶ Νύμφαι Il.; distinguished by special names, spring- nymphs being Ναϊάδες, sea- nymphs Νηρηίδες, tree- nymphs Δρυάδες, Ἁμαδρυάδες, mountain- nymphs ὀρεστιάδες, ὀρεάδες, meadow- nymphs λειμωνιάδες.
2.persons in a state of rapture, as seers and poets, were said to be caught by the Nymphs, νυμφόληπτοι, Lat. lymphatici.
III.the chrysalis, or pupa of moths, Anth.

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