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lympha , ae, f. νύμφη,
I.water; esp. clear river or spring water (poet.): “lymphae puteales,Lucr. 6, 1178: “fluviali spargere lympha,Verg. A. 4, 635; Ov. M. 2, 459: “vulnera lymphis abluere,id. ib. 13, 531.— Also, the water in dropsical persons: “lympha intercus,Ser. Samm. 27, 501.—
II. Personified: Lympha .
A. A rural deity, the goddess of water, Varr. R. R. 1, 1, 6.—
B. Lymphae, i. q. Nymphae, Hor. S. 1, 5, 97; Inscr. Orell. 1639.
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