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Topic: FOLKLORE

Date: 1300-1400
Language: Old French
Origin: nimphe, from Latin, from Greek nymphe 'bride, nymph'

nymph

noun
     
nymph [countable]
1RFRM one of the spirits of nature who, according to ancient Greek and Roman stories, appeared as young girls living in trees, mountains, streams etc
2 literary a beautiful girl or young woman
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