- one of the Graces.
Origin of Aglaia
< Greek: splendor, beauty
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Examples from the Web for aglaia
The delight of the miller's life was his little daughter, Aglaia.
One day, only a week after her fourth birthday, Aglaia disappeared.
The country soon found out that the "Aglaia" flour had two prices.
The Aglaia figured with distinction in the great Mackinaw salvage-case.The Day's Work, Volume 1
He named the eldest Aglaia, the middle one Euphrosyne, the third Thalia.
- Greek myth one of the three Graces
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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