AskDefine | Define Daphne

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1 any of several ornamental shrubs with shiny mostly evergreen leaves and clusters of small bell-shaped flowers
2 (Greek mythology) a nymph who was transformed into a laurel tree to escape the amorous Apollo

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From the δάφνη, "laurel", "bay".

Proper noun

  1. A dryad pursued by Apollo, who was turned into a laurel tree by the river god Peneus.
  2. A given name.

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Daphne in Arabic: دافني
Daphne in Breton: Dafne
Daphne in Bulgarian: Дафне
Daphne in Catalan: Dafne (nimfa)
Daphne in Czech: Dafné
Daphne in German: Daphne (Mythologie)
Daphne in Modern Greek (1453-): Δάφνη (νύμφη)
Daphne in Spanish: Dafne
Daphne in Esperanto: Dafna
Daphne in French: Daphné (nymphe)
Daphne in Korean: 다프네
Daphne in Croatian: Dafna (mitologija)
Daphne in Italian: Dafne (mitologia)
Daphne in Hebrew: דפנה (מיתולוגיה)
Daphne in Lithuanian: Dafnė
Daphne in Hungarian: Daphné
Daphne in Dutch: Daphne (mythologie)
Daphne in Japanese: ダプネー
Daphne in Polish: Dafne (mitologia)
Daphne in Portuguese: Dafne
Daphne in Romanian: Daphne
Daphne in Russian: Дафна
Daphne in Simple English: Daphne (mythology)
Daphne in Serbian: Дафне
Daphne in Serbo-Croatian: Dafna (mitologija)
Daphne in Finnish: Dafne
Daphne in Swedish: Dafne
Daphne in Tagalog: Daphne
Daphne in Turkish: Dafni
Daphne in Ukrainian: Дафна
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