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Narcissus (Greek mythology)

Definition:

a beautiful young man who fell in love with his own reflection

Class:

person noun (people)

Original source:

Princeton WordNet

Etymology:

Modern Latin from Latin from Greek narkissos, perhaps akin to ... | Latin from...
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Definition references

Britannica Encyclopedia:

Narcissus [Greek mythology]

in Greek mythology, the son of the river god Cephissus and the nymph Liriope. He was distinguished for his beauty. According to Ovid's Metamorphoses, ... (24 of 205 words, 1 image)

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Narcissus [Roman official]
(Died: AD 54)

freedman who used his position as correspondence secretary to the Roman emperor Claudius to become, in effect, a minister of state. Narcissus ... (22 of 305 words)

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Collins Dictionary:

narcissus | narcissuses [plural] | narcissi [plural] | Narcissus

any amaryllidaceous plant of the Eurasian genus "Narcissus", especially "N. ... | [Greek mythology] a beautiful youth who fell in love with his ... (22 of 322 words, 2 definitions, 3 usage examples, pronunciations)

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Wikipedia:

Narcissus [disambiguation]

may refer to: Narcissus (plant), a genus containing daffodils and others | Narcissus (mythology), Greek mythological character | Narcissus (wrestler) (2nd century), assassin of the Roman emperor Commodus | Tiberius Claudius Narcissus (1st century), ... (31 of 271 words, 25 definitions)

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Wiktionary:

Narcissus

A taxonomic genus within the family Amaryllidaceae -- the daffodils. | [Greek mythology] A youth who spurned the love of Echo and fell in love with his own reflection in a pool: in some versions of the myth, he drowned trying to reach it, while in... (44 of 96 words, 2 definitions, 3 usage examples)

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New World Dictionary:

Narcissus

[Greek mythology] a beautiful youth who, after Echo's death, is made to ... | any of a genus of bulbous plants of the lily family with smooth, linear ... (27 of 93 words, 2 definitions, pronunciations)

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American Heritage Dictionary:

narcissus | narcissuses [plural] | narcissi [plural] | Narcissus

Any of several widely cultivated bulbous plants of the genus "Narcissus", ... | [Greek mythology] A young man who pined away in love for his own image ... (26 of 83 words, 2 definitions, pronunciations)

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Random House Dictionary:

narcissus | narcissuses [plural] | narcissi [sense-specific, plural] | Narcissus [sense-specific]

any bulbous plant belonging to the genus "Narcissus", of the amaryllis family, having showy yellow or white flowers with a cup-shaped corona. | the ... (23 of 76 words, 3 definitions, pronunciations)

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Columbia Encyclopedia:

Narcissus
(Died: 54 AD)

secretary of the Roman Emperor Claudius I. A freedman with great influence, he revealed to Claudius the intrigue of Messalina and expedited her death ... (24 of 75 words)

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Narcissus

in Greek mythology, beautiful youth who refused all offers of love, including that of Echo. As punishment for his indifference he was made to fall in ... (26 of 52 words, pronunciation)

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Narcissus

in the New Testament, Roman whose household was partly Christian. (10 of 13 words, pronunciation)

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Oxford Dictionary:

Narcissus

Syllabification: (Nar·cis·sus) [Greek mythology] | a beautiful youth who rejected the nymph Echo and fell in love with his own reflection in a pool. ... (23 of 54 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)

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Narcissus [Greek mythology]

a beautiful youth who rejected the nymph Echo and fell in love with his own reflection in a pool. He pined away and was changed into the flower that ... (29 of 51 words, pronunciation)

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Encarta Dictionary:

Narcissus

in Greek mythology, a youth who was punished for repulsing Echo's love by being made to fall in love with his own reflection in a pool. He died gazing ... (29 of 52 words, pronunciation)

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Etymology references

New World Dictionary:

Narcissus

Origin: Modern Latin from Latin from Greek narkissos, perhaps akin to ... | Latin from Greek Narkissos (15 of 25 etymology words)

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Wiktionary:

Narcissus

Origin: Ancient Greek Νάρκισσος (Narkissos, "Narcissus"), a hero in Greek mythology, renowned for his beauty and pride. | Ancient Greek Νάρκισσος (Narkissos, "Narcissus").

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Audio references

Collins Dictionary:

narcissus | narcissuses [plural] | narcissi [plural] | Narcissus

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the Free Dictionary:

Narcissus

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Google Dictionary:

Narcissus

Audio: English pronunciation of "Narcissus"

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YourDictionary Audio:

Narcissus

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