Egeria

Definitions

  • NUMA POMPILIUS VISITING THE NYMPH EGERIA
    NUMA POMPILIUS VISITING THE NYMPH EGERIA
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n Egeria small genus of dioecious tropical aquatic plants
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n Egeria In Roman mythology, a prophetic nymph or divinity, the instructress of Numa Pompilius, and invoked as the giver of life.
    • n Egeria [NL.] In zoology: A genus of brachyurous decapod crustaceans, of the family Maiidæ, or spidercrabs. E. indica is an Indian species.
    • n Egeria A genus of bivalve shells, of the family Donacidæ, generally considered to be the same as Galatea.
    • n Egeria [NL.] See Ægeria.
    • n Egeria The 13th planetoid, discovered by De Gasparis, at Naples, in 1850.
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Usage

In literature:

They were four in number, the best known of whom are Carmenta and Egeria.
"Myths and Legends of Ancient Greece and Rome" by E.M. Berens
AUTHOR OF "EGERIA," "THE SALAMANDRINE," ETC.
"Memoirs of Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds" by Charles Mackay
Egeria, the wife of Numa, is inconsolable after his death, and is changed into a fountain.
"The Metamorphoses of Ovid" by Publius Ovidius Naso
Why didn't they call her Hope, or Flora, or Egeria, or Cecilia?
"Ladies-In-Waiting" by Kate Douglas Wiggin
Author was possibly referring to "Egeria", an English warship which is also mentioned elsewhere in the text.
"In Eastern Seas" by J. J. Smith
Death of Numa, and grief of Egeria.
"The Metamorphoses of Publius Ovidus Naso in English blank verse Vols. I & II" by Ovid
I always admired Boerne, even if I could not keep up the ardor of my St. Simonian days when my spiritual Egeria was Rahel von Varnhagen.
"Dreamers of the Ghetto" by I. Zangwill
The Lady Egeria, by John Berwick Hardwood .30 30.
"Brooke's Daughter" by Adeline Sergeant
Through his Egeria, say others.
"A Struggle for Rome, Vol. 2 (of 3)" by Felix Dahn
Clearly, the veritable idol of the Egeria of the Girondins is not the republic, but Buzot.
"Marie Antoinette and the Downfall of Royalty" by Imbert de Saint-Amand
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In poetry:

THIS Horace followed, with superior art:—
If, to the trav'ller's bed, with throbbing heart,
The chambermaid approached, 'twas Ilia found,
Or fair Egeria, or some nymph renowned.
"The Case Of Conscience" by Jean de La Fontaine

In news:

Born May 11, 1929 at Egeria she was the daughter of the late Nathan Mills and Versie Lusk Mills.
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