water nymph

noun

Definition of water nymph

: a nymph (such as a naiad, Nereid, or Oceanid) associated with a body of water

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Recent Examples on the Web In this rare foray into the realm of the supernatural, Paula Beer plays Undine, the water nymph of European mythology, who falls in love with a mortal (Franz Rogowski). Justin Chang Film Critic, Los Angeles Times, "Even from home, this year’s New York Film Festival was a virtual celebration of cinema’s power," 12 Oct. 2020 Among them are a terrific pair of life-size young athletes poised to begin a footrace; two columnar water nymphs identified as the work of Stephanos, a Greek sculptor in Rome; and a leaping month-old piglet, poised on rear hooves. Christopher Knight, latimes.com, "Review: Getty Villa’s ‘Buried by Vesuvius’ is exquisite and, at times, explicit," 3 July 2019 Anita Ekberg as the fountain-water nymph in La Dolce Vita, certifiably camp. Lilah Ramzi, Vogue, "An Ode to the Campiest Film You’ve Probably Never Seen," 19 Apr. 2019 Among them are a terrific pair of life-size young athletes poised to begin a footrace; two columnar water nymphs identified as the work of Stephanos, a Greek sculptor in Rome; and a leaping month-old piglet, poised on rear hooves. Christopher Knight, latimes.com, "Review: Getty Villa’s ‘Buried by Vesuvius’ is exquisite and, at times, explicit," 3 July 2019 Anita Ekberg as the fountain-water nymph in La Dolce Vita, certifiably camp. Lilah Ramzi, Vogue, "An Ode to the Campiest Film You’ve Probably Never Seen," 19 Apr. 2019

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First Known Use of water nymph

14th century, in the meaning defined above

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“Water nymph.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/water%20nymph. Accessed 9 Mar. 2021.

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