Aglaia

noun
\ ə-ˈglī-ə How to pronounce Aglaia (audio) , -ˈglā-ə How to pronounce Aglaia (audio) \

Definition of Aglaia

: one of the three sister goddesses (known as the three Graces) who are the givers of charm and beauty in Greek mythology — compare euphrosyne, thalia

First Known Use of Aglaia

1576, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Aglaia

Latin, from Greek

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“Aglaia.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Aglaia. Accessed 4 Aug. 2020.

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