nymph /ˈnɪm(p)f/ 名詞
1. Class. Myth. A goddess of the mountains, forests, meadows, or waters.
Where were ye, nymphs, when the remorseless deep
Closed o'er the head of your loved Lycidas? --Milton.
2. Hence: A lovely young girl; a maiden; a damsel.
Nymph, in thy orisons
Be all my sins remembered. --Shak.
3. Zool. The pupa of an insect; a chrysalis.
4. Zool. Any one of a subfamily (
n 1: (classical mythology) a minor nature goddess usually
depicted as a beautiful maiden; "the ancient Greeks
believed that nymphs inhabited forests and bodies of
2: a larva of an insect with incomplete metamorphosis (as the
dragonfly or mayfly)
3: a voluptuously beautiful young woman [syn: houri]