• Latin
  • The name Dryas is from the Latin, signifying "a wood-nymph," and certainly the velvety petals of this dainty plant, growing amid a mass of silver-backed leaves, are sufficiently exquisite to warrant the appellation. (chestofbooks.com)
  • A nymph (Greek: νύμφη, nýmphē [nýmpʰɛː]) in Greek mythology and in Latin mythology is a minor female nature deity typically associated with a particular location or landform. (wikipedia.org)
  • The Greek nymphs were spirits invariably bound to places, not unlike the Latin genius loci, and the difficulty of transferring their cult may be seen in the complicated myth that brought Arethusa to Sicily. (wikipedia.org)
  • In the works of the Greek-educated Latin poets, the nymphs gradually absorbed into their ranks the indigenous Italian divinities of springs and streams (Juturna, Egeria, Carmentis, Fontus), while the Lymphae (originally Lumpae), Italian water-goddesses, owing to the accidental similarity of their names, could be identified with the Greek Nymphae. (wikipedia.org)
  • buggy
  • The BS Nymph was a fibreglass monocoque British buggy based on running gear from the Hillman Imp, including its rear-mounted 875 cc engine. (wikipedia.org)
  • aquatic
  • 3-seater wet sub The Necker Nymph is a submersible vehicle operated by Virgin Aquatic from the 32-metre yacht Necker Belle, which is based at the Virgin Limited Edition resort Necker Island in the British Virgin Islands. (wikipedia.org)
  • adult
  • It seems that the nymph stage of their life cycle is just for the preparation to be a full adult that can fly on land. (wisegeek.com)
  • I would have thought that the nymph stage would be shorter and the adult stage much longer. (wisegeek.com)
  • In biology, a nymph is the immature form of some invertebrates, particularly insects, which undergoes gradual metamorphosis (hemimetabolism) before reaching its adult stage. (wikipedia.org)
  • Time
  • The amount of time a dragonfly spends as a nymph and the number of skins it sheds also depends on environmental conditions like temperature. (wisegeek.com)
  • So dragonfly nymphs exposed to lower temperatures will spend more time as nymphs. (wisegeek.com)
  • Time Magazine, "Virgin Founder Richard Branson", Dan Fletcher, 1 September 2009 (accessed 25 July 2010) SuperYachts.com, "Necker Nymph 'Underwater Aircraft' announced by Virgin Limited Edition" (accessed 25 July 2010) New York Daily News, "Richard Branson's latest toy? (wikipedia.org)
  • film
  • Ninfa plebea, internationally released as The Nymph, is a 1996 Italian comedy-drama film directed by Lina Wertmüller. (wikipedia.org)
  • main
  • Her main sculpture - 'After the Nullarbor Nymph,' which was cast into bronze, was exhibited in front of the SA Museum for three months, was selected in the 2004 Sculpture By the Sea exhibition in Sydney, and is now on display in front of the Flinder's Medical Centre in Adelaide. (wikipedia.org)
  • always
  • Other nymphs, always in the shape of young maidens, were part of the retinue of a god, such as Dionysus, Hermes, or Pan, or a goddess, generally the huntress Artemis. (wikipedia.org)
  • dress
  • If you would like to dress as a wood nymph for a costume party or similar event, you may be able to locate such a costume in a costume shop. (ehow.com)
  • known
  • The eggs will generally hatch in about two weeks, allowing the nymphs, also known as naiads, to emerge. (wisegeek.com)
  • class
  • HMS Nymph was a 14-gun Swan-class sloop of the Royal Navy launched at Chatham Dockyard on 27 May 1778. (wikipedia.org)
  • The Necker Nymph is the initial example of the DeepFlight Merlin class of positively-buoyant open-cockpit wet subs manufactured by Hawkes Ocean Technologies. (wikipedia.org)
  • year
  • Nymph was ordered from Chatham Dockyard on 8 January 1777 and laid down there in April that year under master shipwright Israel Pownoll. (wikipedia.org)
  • Nymph returned to Britain later in the year and was refitted and re-coppered at Plymouth between August and October 1782. (wikipedia.org)
  • parts
  • The Nymph used almost all of the Imp parts aside from the body, with most of the hardware bolted directly to its GRP monocoque. (wikipedia.org)
  • subject
  • In 1992 artist Dora Dallwitz started her research on the Nullarbor Nymph Hoax which culminated in a dissertation on the subject and several exhibitions. (wikipedia.org)