Narcissus

(died AD 54) Greek freed slave and private secretary of the Roman emperor Claudius. He had great influence during Claudius's reign and amassed a large fortune. After the death of Claudius AD 54, Narcissus...
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Narcissus

(from the article `Butler, Samuel`) ...conveyed, is at St. John`s College, Cambridge. Later he tried his hand at musical composition, publishing Gavottes, Minuets, Fugues and Other ...
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Narcissus

(from the article `Gide, André`) ...Mallarmé`s famous `Tuesday evenings,` which were the centre of the French Symbolist movement, and for a time Gide was influenced by Symbolist ...
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Narcissus

(Narcissi) This is a large group of mostly hardy bulbs. Narcissus will bloom outside in March and April and in greenhouses from December to March. There are many species or wild types and innumerable named varieties, which increase every year. Most of the species or wild types are natives of southern Europe. The name Daffodil is commonly given to t...
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Narcissus

[n] - bulbous plant having erect linear leaves and showy yellow or white flowers either solitary or in clusters 2. [n] - (Greek mythology) a beautiful young man who fell in love with his own reflection
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Narcissus

• (n.) A genus of endogenous bulbous plants with handsome flowers, having a cup-shaped crown within the six-lobed perianth, and comprising the daffodils and jonquils of several kinds. • (n.) A beautiful youth fabled to have been enamored of his own image as seen in a fountain, and to have been changed into the flower called Narcissus. &bu...
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Narcissus

noun (Greek mythology) a beautiful young man who fell in love with his own reflection
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Narcissus

[Caravaggio] The painting was originally attributed to Caravaggio by Roberto Longhi in 1916. This is one of only two known Caravaggios on a theme from Classical mythology, although this reflects the accidents of survival rather than the historical reality. The story of Narcissus, told by the poet Ovid in his Metamorphoses, is of a handsome ...
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Narcissus

[music] Narcissus is a piece of music composed for the piano in 1891 by Ethelbert Nevin. It is fourth of the five pieces in the suite Water Scenes. The composer recalled the Greek myth of Narcissus and, upon rereading the story, the music came quickly. The first draft was written immediately and was revised after a break for dinner. It was ...
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Narcissus

[plant] Narcissus s is a genus of mainly hardy, mostly spring-flowering, bulbous perennials in the Amaryllis family, subfamily Amaryllidoideae. Various common names including daffodil, narcissus, and jonquil are used to describe all or some of the genus. They are native to meadows and woods in Europe, North Africa, and West Asia, with a cen...
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Narcissus

[wrestler] Narcissus was a Roman athlete, likely a wrestler, from the 2nd century AD. He is best known to history as the assassin of the Roman Emperor Commodus, by whom he was employed as a wrestling partner, and personal trainer in order to train Commodus for his self-indulgent appearances in the Colosseum as a gladiator. In the year 192 A...
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Narcissus

Nar·cis'sus noun ; plural Narcissuses . [ Latin narcissus , and (personified) Narcissus , Greek na`rkissos , Na`rkissos , from na`rkh torpor, in allusion to the narcotic properties of the flower. Confer Narcotic .] 1. (...
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narcissus

any member of a genus (Narcissus) of bulbous, often fragrant, ornamental plants in the family Amaryllidaceae. The genus contains about 40 species, ...
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narcissus

Any of a group of bulbous plants belonging to the amaryllis family. Species include the daffodil, jonquil, and narcissus. All have flowers with a cup or trumpet projecting from the centre. (Genus Narcissus, family Amaryllidaceae.)
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Narcissus

beautiful but vain son of the river god Cephisus and the nymph Lirope, who was told by the prophet Tiresias that her son would live to be old if he never came to know himself. Spurning his male and female suitors, including sad Echo, Narcissus glimpsed his face in a pool of water one day, was entranced by it, and died staring at it, unable even to ...
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Narcissus

Beautiful youth loved by Echo; in punishment for not returning her love, he was made to fall in love with his image reflected in pool; pined away and became flower.
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Narcissus

freedman who used his position as correspondence secretary (ab epistulis) to the Roman emperor Claudius (ruled 41–54) to become, in effect, a ... [1 related articles]
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Narcissus

In Greek mythology, Narcissus was a beautiful youth who rejected the love of the nymph Echo and was condemned to fall in love with his own reflection in a pool. He pined away and in the place where he died a flower sprang up that was named after him.
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Narcissus

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, ... [2 related articles]
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Narcissus

In late Greek mythology, a beautiful youth who rejected the love of the nymph Echo...
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Narcissus

In late Greek mythology, a beautiful youth who rejected the love of the nymph Echo and was condemned by Nemesis, goddess of retribution, to fall in love with his reflection in a pool. He pined away, and a flower which appeared at the spot was named after him. In psychology, narcissism signifies excessive love and admiration of oneself
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Narcissus

Narcissus (närsis'us) , 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 love with his own image in a mountain pool. Unable to possess the image, he pined away and was turned into a flower.
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Narcissus

Narcissus (närsis'us) , in the New Testament, Roman whose household was partly Christian.
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Narcissus

Narcissus was a young man who fell in love with his own reflection
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Narcissus

Narcissus, d. A.D. 54, secretary of the Roman Emperor Claudius I. A freedman with great influence, he revealed to Claudius the intrigue of Messalina and expedited her death (A.D. 48). The woman that Narcissus chose for Claudius' next wife was, however, passed over in favor of Agrippina the Younger, ...
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