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

Definition of Pygmalion

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

Origin and Etymology of pygmalion

Latin, from Greek Pygmaliōn

First Known Use: 14th century

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