Origin of nymph
Synonyms for nymph
Examples from the Web for nymphs
Contemporary Examples of nymphs
A disappointment: why nothing about nymphs and satyrs in mythology?Charlotte Gainsbourg’s Raw Performance in ‘Nymphomaniac’ Is Not About the Sex
March 21, 2014
You know, swimming in lakes, collecting miniature butterflies and putting them in boxes and writing letters to nymphs.Indie Rock's Bewitching New Siren
May 7, 2009
Historical Examples of nymphs
Do you not perceive that I am already overtaken by the Nymphs to whom you have mischievously exposed me?
Judging from the ornaments and images, this must be a spot sacred to Achelous and the Nymphs.
At the portal had stood two nymphs, now almost classic with decay.In a Little Town
We are thy fleet, Idaean pines from the holy hill, now nymphs of the sea.The Aeneid of Virgil
And fauns and nymphs and satyrs echoed that shout most joyously.A Book of Myths
Word Origin for nymph
late 14c., "class of semi-divine female beings," from Old French nimphe (13c.), from Latin nympha "nymph, demi-goddess; bride, mistress, young woman," from Greek nymphe "bride, young wife," later "beautiful young woman," then "semi-divine being in the form of a beautiful maiden;" related to Latin nubere "to marry, wed" (see nuptial). Sub-groups include dryads, hamadryads, naiads, nereids, and oreads. Sense in English of "young woman, girl" is attested from 1580s. Meaning "insect stage between larva and adult" is recorded from 1570s. Related: Nymphal; nymphean.
Female spirits of classical mythology who lived in forests, bodies of water, and other places outdoors.