Galatea

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n Galatea (Greek mythology) a maiden who was first a sculpture created by Pygmalion and was brought to life by Aphrodite in answer to Pygmalion's prayers
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Galatea A kind of striped cotton fabric, usually of superior quality and striped with blue or red on white.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n Galatea In zoology, a name variously applied. In the form Galathea, by Bruguière (1792), to a genus of bivalve mollusks, of the family Cyrenidæ, characteristic of Africa, containing about 20 species, such as G. reclusa. In this sense also spelled Galathæa, Galatæa. Also called Egeria, and by other names.
    • n Galatea [lowercase] A cotton material, striped blue and white.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
After Galatea, a British man-of-war, the material being used for children's sailor suits

Usage

In literature:

Meanwhile, his romance of "Galatea" and of his own life are both growing.
"Wit and Wisdom of Don Quixote" by Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra
To him I was the Galatea that no man could bring to life.
"Black Oxen" by Gertrude Franklin Horn Atherton
We talked of you, and I told Stanny how they are imitating his "Acis and Galatea" sea in "Pericles," at Phelps's.
"The Letters of Charles Dickens" by Charles Dickens
My nephew said the part of Galatea would suit you exactly; didn't you, Charlie?
"The Invader" by Margaret L. Woods
Story of Acis and Galatea.
"The Metamorphoses of Publius Ovidus Naso in English blank verse Vols. I & II" by Ovid
It is not our design to give any description of the galatea's crew.
"Our Young Folks, Vol 1, No. 1" by Various
Handel's oratorio "Acis and Galatea" given by the Seguin Company at the Park Theatre, New York City.
"Annals of Music in America" by Henry Charles Lahee
Galatea, as dispenser to the expedition.
"A History of Horncastle from the earliest period to the present time" by James Conway Walter
Galatea won her lover by the apple.
"Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, Volume 61, No. 377, March 1847" by Various
Pygmalion loved his Galatea.
"The Portal of Dreams" by Charles Neville Buck
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In poetry:

DAMOETAS
"What words to me, and uttered O how oft,
Hath Galatea spoke! waft some of them,
Ye winds, I pray you, for the gods to hear."
"Eclogue 3: Menalcas Daemoetas Palaemon" by Publius Vergilius Maro
Damoetas.
"What words to me, and uttered O how oft,
Hath Galatea spoke! waft some of them,
Ye winds, I pray you, for the gods to hear."
"Eclogue III " by Virgil
In a short time he obtained the rank of lieutenant,
Then to her Majesty's ship Galatea he was sent;
Which was under the command of the Duke of Edinburgh,
And during his service there he felt but little sorrow.
"The Death of Lord and Lady Dalhousie" by William Topaz McGonagall
GALATEA ``Dear Acis, my Acis! Now wed we our voices,
And sing with the surge as it roams and rejoices.
There are moonbeams below us, and moonbeams above us,
And the stars in the heavens look down on and love us.''
"Polyphemus" by Alfred Austin
GALATEA ``Float unto my voice, dear, and there you will find me.
Here, lock we our hands, love, and float we together,
Or cling, if you will, to my tresses for tether.
We are one upon land, be we one on the breaker!''
"Polyphemus" by Alfred Austin
CORYDON
"Daughter of Nereus, Galatea mine,
Sweeter than Hybla-thyme, more white than swans,
Fairer than ivy pale, soon as the steers
Shall from their pasture to the stalls repair,
If aught for Corydon thou carest, come."
"Eclogue 7: Meliboeus Corydon Thrysis" by Publius Vergilius Maro

In news:

Galatea comes to life.
Mozart's Scoring Of 'Acis and Galatea '.
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