nightingale, Luscinia megarhynchos(noun)
European songbird noted for its melodious nocturnal song
Nightingale, Florence Nightingale, Lady with the Lamp(noun)
English nurse remembered for her work during the Crimean War (1820-1910)
A European songbird, Luscinia megarhynchos, of the family Turdidae.
Origin: and nihtgale
a small, plain, brown and gray European song bird (Luscinia luscinia). It sings at night, and is celebrated for the sweetness of its song
a larger species (Lucinia philomela), of Eastern Europe, having similar habits; the thrush nightingale. The name is also applied to other allied species
Origin: [OE. nihtegale,nightingale, AS. nihtegale; niht night + galan to sing, akin to E. yell; cf. D. nachtegaal, OS. nahtigala, OHG. nahtigala, G. nachtigall, Sw. nktergal, Dan. nattergal. See Night, and Yell.]
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
nīt′in-gāl, n. a small sylviine bird, of the Passerine family, widely distributed in the Old World, celebrated for the rich love-song of the male heard chiefly at night. [A.S. nihtegale—niht, night, galan, to sing; Ger. nachtigall.]
nīt′in-gāl, n. a kind of flannel scarf with sleeves, worn by invalids when sitting up in bed. [From the famous Crimean hospital nurse, Florence Nightingale, born 1820.]
The numerical value of nightingale in Chaldean Numerology is: 9
The numerical value of nightingale in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
Were I a nightingale, I would act the part of a nightingale were I a swan, the part of a swan.
In a twilight garden, when a brown nightingale starts singing, what is left to a blonde chicken is to remain silent.
In the enemy's territory, be as silent as the owl's wings; in friend's territory, be as cheerful as the nightingale's songs.
You can be a flower in somebody's garden or a pig or the sunshine or a crow or a nightingale! Be something nice in someone else's garden.
What's there to be afraid of? i don't want to go to Kiev. Why would I leave such nature? Where could you hear cuckoos? Where could you hear the nightingale?
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Translations for nightingale
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- былбыл, һандуғасBashkir
- rossinyolCatalan, Valencian
- sydlig nattergalDanish
- ööbik, lőunaööbikEstonian
- بلبل, شباهنگ, هزاردستانPersian
- etelänsatakieli, satakieliFinnish
- rossignol, rossignol philomèleFrench
- gealWestern Frisian
- beul-binn, spideagScottish Gaelic
- csalogány, fülemüleHungarian
- NuechtegailchenLuxembourgish, Letzeburgesch
- słowik rdzawyPolish
- passirillanti, arrissiuolu, arrassanajoluSardinian
- slàvūj, mȃlī slàvūj, славуj, мали славуjSerbo-Croatian
- jigalit, higalit, galit, galitülVolapük
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