nymphae


nymphae
n.pl. Anat. the labia minora.
Etymology: L, pl. of nympha: see NYMPH

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nymphae /-ē/ plural noun (anatomy)
The labia minora
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Main Entry:nymph

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  • NYMPHAE — aquarum Dcae, quasi Lympharum numina, ut quidam volunt. Occani filias fuisse testatur Orpheus, Hymnô in honorem earundem consecratô: Νύμφαι θυγατέρες μεγαλήτορος Ὠκεανοῖο Ὑγροπόροις γαίης ὑπὸ κεύθεσιν οἰκἴ ἔχουσαι. Virg. eas fluviorum matres esse …   Hofmann J. Lexicon universale

  • Nymphae — NYMPHAE, arum, Gr. Νύμφαι, ῶν, (⇒ Tab. II.) 1 §. Namen. Diesen haben sie nach einigen von νεὸς, neu, und φαίνεθαι, erscheinen, weil sie immerzu als wieder jung erscheinen, Eustath. ap. Voss. Etymol. in Lympha, p. 350. nach andern kömmt er von… …   Gründliches mythologisches Lexikon

  • Nymphae — nympha ym pha, n.; pl. {Nymph[ae]}. [L. See {Nymph} a goddess.] 1. (Zo[ o]l.) Same as {Nymph}, 3. [1913 Webster] 2. pl. (Anat.) Two folds of mucous membrane, within the labia, at the opening of the vulva. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Nymphäe — Nym|phäa, Nym|phäe, die; , ..äen (Bot.): ↑Seerose (1) …   Universal-Lexikon

  • nymphae — nym·phae nim(p) (.)fē n pl LABIA MINORA …   Medical dictionary

  • Nymphäe — Nym|phäe 〈f.; Gen.: , Pl.: phä|en; Bot.〉 See , Wasserrose; oV [Etym.: → Nymphe] …   Lexikalische Deutsches Wörterbuch

  • nymphae — nɪmfÉ™ n. inner vaginal lips (Anatomy); larval stage in insect development (also nymph) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • nymphae — a (G). A water lily …   Dictionary of word roots and combining forms

  • Nymphäe — Nym|phäa, Nym|phäe, die; , ...äen <griechisch> (Botanik Seerose) …   Die deutsche Rechtschreibung

  • NYMPHAE Catabassi — locus Hetruriae, circa Rom. via Cornelia, 13. mill. pass. ab urbe. S. Ninfa, Baron …   Hofmann J. Lexicon universale


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