Finally her son, Ra Helios, appears as the last of the series in the character of father and nourisher of terrestrial things.
She was the source of abundance and the nourisher of gods and men.
The palm branch is merely another form of the fern or fish-bone, and the word palm is radically alma, the all nourisher.
The sun was the symbol of Ra, the sun-god, the father and nourisher of terrestrial things.
The true home is the inspirer and nourisher of all that is best in life—in our American life; but men must learn the new lesson.
The father, especially if he is the nourisher, does not take note of the offence of his boy.
late 13c., "to bring up, nurture" (a child, a feeling, etc.), from Old French norriss-, stem of norrir "raise, bring up, nurture, foster; maintain, provide for" (12c., Modern French nourrir), from Latin nutrire "to feed, nurse, foster, support, preserve," from *nutri (older form of nutrix "nurse"), literally "she who gives suck," from PIE *nu- (from root *(s)nau- "to swim, flow, let flow," hence "to suckle;" see nutriment) + fem. agent suffix. Related: Nourished; nourishing.
nourish nour·ish (nûr'ĭsh, nŭr'-)
v. nour·ished, nour·ish·ing, nour·ish·es
To provide with food or other substances necessary for sustaining life and growth.