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noun Classical Mythology.
  1. the mountain where Zeus sent the infant Dionysus to protect him from the vindictive wrath of Hera.
  2. one of the Nysaean Nymphs.
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Historical Examples

  • A name of Bacchus, because he was worshiped at Nysa, a town of Aethiopia.

    1000 Mythological Characters Briefly Described

    Edward S. Ellis

  • The wicked Nysa, the crafty nurse it is that cruelly severs me from thee.

  • The second, who is said to have killed Nysa, was the son of Nilus.

    Cicero's Tusculan Disputations

    Marcus Tullius Cicero

  • At its base the city of Nysa stood in former times, and among many others fell before the arms of Alexander.

  • Csar was defending there the cause of Nysa, daughter of Nicomedes; he recalled the obligations which he owed to this king.

    History of Julius Caesar Vol. 1 of 2

    Napoleon III, Emperor of the French, 1808-1873.

British Dictionary definitions for nysa


  1. the Polish name for the Neisse (def. 1)
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