noun, plural nar·cis·sus, nar·cis·sus·es, nar·cis·si [nahr-sis-ee, -sis-ahy] /nɑrˈsɪs i, -ˈsɪs aɪ/ for 1, 2.
Origin of narcissus
Examples from the Web for narcissus
Contemporary Examples of narcissus
Calm down and reacquaint yourself with the myth of Narcissus.
At first glance, this makes us seem even worse than Narcissus.
“I am going to be the nominee,” the modern-day Narcissus declared while gazing at his reflection in the polls.Kirsten Powers: Newt Gingrich Is in Love With Himself
December 7, 2011
Historical Examples of narcissus
But Narcissus himself was destined to fall in love with a shadow.Old Greek Folk Stories Told Anew
Josephine Preston Peabody
Like Narcissus, we stand in some danger of falling in love with our own image.The Truth About Woman
C. Gasquoine Hartley
Again, take the stem of the chief tree in Claude's Narcissus.Modern Painters Volume I (of V)
She was a ship, well finished in every detail—the Narcissus was.
The crew of the Narcissus, broken up into knots, pushed in the corners.
noun plural -cissuses or -cissi (-ˈsɪsaɪ, -ˈsɪsiː)
Word Origin for narcissus
type of bulbous flowering plant, 1540s, from Latin narcissus, from Greek narkissos "the narcissus," perhaps from a pre-Greek Aegean word, but associated with Greek narke "numbness" (see narcotic) because of the sedative effect of the alkaloids in the plant.
A beautiful youth in classical mythology who fell in love with his own reflection in a pool. Because he was unable to tear himself away from the image, he wasted away and died.