Definitions for galateaˌgæl əˈti ə
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
Gal•a•te•aˌgæl əˈti ə(n.)
the woman brought to life by Aphrodite from the ivory statue carved by Pygmalion.
(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
a strong cotton fabric with diagonal twill weave
a white cotton fabric with blue stripes
Galatea is a name popularly applied to the statue carved of ivory by Pygmalion of Cyprus, which then came to life, in Greek mythology; in modern English the name usually alludes to that story. Galatea is also the name of Polyphemus's object of desire in Theocritus's Idylls VI and XI and is linked with Polyphemus again in the myth of Acis and Galatea in Ovid's Metamorphoses.
The Nuttall Encyclopedia
a nymph whom Polyphemus made love to, but who preferred Acis to him, whom therefore he made away with by crushing him under a rock, in consequence of which the nymph threw herself into the sea.
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