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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The bugs have very little Massospora in them when they’re in their nymph stage, one of the times when they’re ideal for eating, Lovett said.A fungus could turn some cicadas into sex-crazed ‘salt shakers of death’|Marisa Iati|May 19, 2021|Washington Post
This recipe calls for tenerals, though you could try it with nymphs.Want to try cicadas? Give the Brood X insects this spicy popcorn treatment|Kari Sonde|May 19, 2021|Washington Post
Six to 10 weeks later, the eggs hatch into tiny nymphs, which fall to the earth and tunnel underground.An Animated Guide to This Year's Massive Brood X Cicada Emergence|Rebecca Katzman|May 12, 2021|Time
At that point, the nymphs will surface again, climb out and promptly ascend the nearest tall object.
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
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