Definition of Pygmalion
: 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 centurySee Words from the same year
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