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[uh-gley-uh, uh-glahy-uh]
noun Classical Mythology.
  1. one of the Graces.
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Origin of Aglaia

< Greek: splendor, beauty
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Historical Examples

  • The delight of the miller's life was his little daughter, Aglaia.

    Sixes and Sevens

    O. Henry

  • 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.

  • He named the eldest Aglaia, the middle one Euphrosyne, the third Thalia.

British Dictionary definitions for aglaia


  1. Greek myth one of the three Graces
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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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