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Pygmalion

noun Pyg·ma·lion \pig-ˈmāl-yən, -ˈmā-lē-ən\

Definition of PYGMALION

:  a king of Cyprus who makes a female figure of ivory that is brought to life for him by Aphrodite

Origin of PYGMALION

Latin, from Greek Pygmaliōn
First Known Use: 14th century

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