Definition for NYMPH

NYMPH, n. [L. nympha; Gr. νυμγη.]

  1. In mythology, a goddess of the mountains, forests, meadows and waters. According to the ancients, all the world was full of nymphs, some terrestrial, others celestial; and these had names assigned to them according to their place of residence, of the parts of the world over which they were supposed to preside. Encyc.
  2. In poetry, a lady. Waller.

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