Galatea

noun
Gal·​a·​tea | \ ˌga-lə-ˈtē-ə How to pronounce Galatea (audio) \

Definition of Galatea

: a female figure sculpted by Pygmalion and given life by Aphrodite in fulfillment of his prayer

First Known Use of Galatea

14th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Galatea

Latin, from Greek Galateia

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“Galatea.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Galatea. Accessed 3 Dec. 2021.

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