Daphnean

adjective
Daph·​ne·​an | \ ˈdafnēən \

Definition of Daphnean

: of, relating to, or suggestive of the nymph Daphne : shy, bashful

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History and Etymology for Daphnean

Daphne, bashful nymph who was pursued by Apollo and upon her prayer for help was changed into a laurel (from Latin, from Greek Daphnē, from daphnē laurel) + English -an

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“Daphnean.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Daphnean. Accessed 7 Aug. 2022.

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