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Headword: *nu/mfh
Adler number: nu,594
Translated headword: nymph
Vetting Status: high
[A term for a] spring.[1] Also a newly married woman.
Aelian [writes]: "the wrath of the Nymphs was apparent in the difficulty of crossing the streams."[2]
And they call the upper middle part of the female genitals the nymph. As noted already.[3]
Greek Original:
*nu/mfh: phgh/. kai\ h( neo/gamos gunh/. *ai)liano/s: mh=nis de\ e)do/kei kai\ *numfw=n di' a)pori/an nama/twn. *nu/mfhn de\ kalou=si kai\ to\ a)na\ me/son tw=n gunaikei/wn ai)doi/wn. w(s proegra/fh.
[1] See LSJ s.v. nu/mfh, II.2.
[2] Aelian fr. 168 Domingo-Forasté (165 Hercher).
[3] nu 588.
Keywords: definition; ethics; gender and sexuality; geography; imagery; medicine; mythology; women
Translated by: Ross Scaife ✝ on 24 March 2004@12:48:55.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (supplied headword; modified and streamlined notes; augmented keywords; cosmetics) on 25 March 2004@04:04:06.
Catharine Roth (updated reference) on 22 November 2012@02:02:17.
David Whitehead on 18 June 2013@05:35:41.


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