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Origin of nymph
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OTHER WORDS FROM nymphnymphal, nym·phe·an [nim-fee-uhn], /ˈnɪm fi ən/, adjectiveun·nymph·al, adjectiveun·nym·phe·an, adjective
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Six to eight weeks later, the eggs will develop into nymphs, which will then fall back to earth and dig themselves underground.Trillions of 'Brood X' Cicadas Are About to Emerge Across the U.S. to Sing, Mate and Die. Here's What to Expect|Rebecca Katzman|April 14, 2021|Time
In 2004, this year’s cicadas hatched in small tree branches as tiny, translucent nymphs about the size of a grain of rice.
Very soon, the now-plump nymphs will emerge from dime-sized holes in the ground and climb nearly any vertical surface.
At the Massachusetts site, for example, 75 percent of the larvae and 93 percent of the nymphs were removed from mice, which accounted for 79 percent of the captured host animals.The animals that ticks bite in the U.S. South can impact Lyme disease spread|Aimee Cunningham|February 5, 2021|Science News
The temperature shift did not have a significant effect on the temperate ticks or the nymphs of either lineage.Dog ticks may get more of a taste for human blood as the climate changes|Aayushi Pratap|November 30, 2020|Science News
First, a naiad is a water nymph in Greek myth—a woman who looked over the waterways.The Crossword Puzzle Turns 100: The ‘King of Crossword’ on Its Strange History|Kevin Fallon|December 21, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Taurus draws on the myth of Io, the nymph who was turned into a snow-white cow.
The nymph-muse is a part that Portman was in some ways born for.
I have consulted God and demigod; the nymph of the river, and what I far more admire and trust, my blue-eyed Minerva.The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson, Volume XXI|Robert Louis Stevenson
It runs thus:—Saradvat, by the magnitude of his penances, frightened Indra, who sent a celestial nymph to tempt him.Ancient Faiths And Modern|Thomas Inman
But I'm going to stay on and see my nymph safely through her dark days.Jane Journeys On|Ruth Comfort Mitchell
Epimenides of Cnossos was born of the loves of a mortal and a nymph.
But in the times before Shakespeare the name was more poetically said to be derived from the nymph Phyllis.The plant-lore and garden-craft of Shakespeare|Henry Nicholson Ellacombe