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Aglaia

[uh-gley-uh, uh-glahy-uh] /əˈgleɪ ə, əˈglaɪ ə/
noun, Classical Mythology.
1.
one of the Graces.
Origin of Aglaia
< Greek: splendor, beauty
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  • The delight of the miller's life was his little daughter, Aglaia.

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    O. Henry
  • One day, only a week after her fourth birthday, Aglaia disappeared.

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    O. Henry
  • The country soon found out that the "Aglaia" flour had two prices.

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  • The Aglaia figured with distinction in the great Mackinaw salvage-case.

    The Day's Work, Volume 1 Rudyard Kipling
  • He named the eldest Aglaia, the middle one Euphrosyne, the third Thalia.

  • But when we reached home, Aglaia, our governess, saw what had come to us.

    Puck of Pook's Hill Rudyard Kipling
  • But he did not play as much as he used to, because he liked better to talk with Aglaia.

    The Story Girl Lucy Maud Montgomery
  • Aglaia was so delighted with it that she resolved to take it as a present to Glaucon.

    The Story Girl Lucy Maud Montgomery
  • He would take the beautiful stone from Aglaia's lips with his own lips.

    The Story Girl Lucy Maud Montgomery
  • They were invoked at festivals, and three cups were drunk by those who feasted in honour of Euphrosyne, Aglaia, and Thalia.

British Dictionary definitions for Aglaia

Aglaia

/əˈɡlaɪə/
noun
1.
(Greek myth) one of the three Graces
Word Origin
Greek: splendour, from aglaos splendid
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Word Origin and History for Aglaia

one of the Graces, Greek, literally "splendor, beauty, brightness," from aglaos "splendid, beautiful, bright," of unknown origin.

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