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Galatea

The fourth-closest satellite of Neptune, distance 61 953 km, orbital period 0.429 days; also known as Neptune VI. Galatea orbits between the Arago and Adams rings, and probably acts as a ...

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Brewer's Dictionary of Phrase & Fable (19 ed.)

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2013

... (Greek gala, galaktos , ‘milk’) A sea nymph , beloved by the monster polyphemus , but herself in love with the beautiful acis , who was killed by the jealous cyclops . Galatea threw herself into the sea where she joined her sister nymphs. Handel has an opera entitled Acis and Galatea ( 1720 ). The Galatea beloved by pygmalion was a different...

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A Dictionary of Opera Characters (2 ed.)

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Subject Reference
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2008
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Music, Opera, Performing arts
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48 words

... ( Handel : Acis and Galatea ). Sop. A part‐divine sea‐nymph in love with the shepherd Acis. Acis is killed by the giant Polyphemus. Devastated, Galatea transforms Acis into a stream. Created ( 1718 ) possibly by Margherita de l’Epine (wife of the composer J. C. Pepusch...

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A Dictionary of Geology and Earth Sciences (5 ed.)

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2020

... ( Neptune VI ) A satellite of Neptune , with a diameter of 158 km; visual albedo...

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A Dictionary of Astronomy (3 ed.)

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2018

... The fourth-closest satellite of Neptune, distance 61 953 km, orbital period 0.429 days; also known as Neptune VI. Galatea orbits between the Arago and Adams rings and probably acts as a shepherd moon for the latter. There is in addition a faint ring of debris along Galatea’s orbit. Its diameter is 176 km, and it was discovered in 1989 from images taken with the Voyager 2...

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Galatea ((Γαλάτεια, perhaps ‘milk-white’))   Reference library

Herbert Jennings Rose

The Oxford Classical Dictionary (4 ed.)

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2012
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Classical studies, History
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259 words

...passage which adds anything important to the story, Galatea loved a youth, Acis, son of Faunus (Pan ?) and a river-nymph. Together they listened in hiding to Polyphemus' love-song, but when he had finished he rose to go and caught sight of them. Galatea dived into the sea, but Polyphemus pursued Acis and hurled a huge rock at him. As it fell on him and crushed him, Galatea turned him into a river, which bore his name ever after. The whole may well be a local Sicilian tale. The resemblance between Galatea's name and Γαλάτης, a Gaul, seems to underlie a...

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A Dictionary of Reference and Allusion (3 ed.)

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2010
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115 words

... [Gk Myth.] The name of an ivory statue of a woman carved by the sculptor *Pygmalion , who fell in love with his own creation. *Aphrodite brought the beautiful statue to life and Pygmalion married her. > Used in the context of a creator falling in love with his creation or of something inanimate being brought to life; also used (with Pygmalion ) in the context of the social or educational transformation of a protégé With delightful humor, tinged with equally delightful seriousness, Adam teaches Jacie, and she, in turn, teaches him. It is a twist on...

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A Dictionary of Psychology (4 ed.)

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2015

... 1933 ). Compare Golem effect . [Named after the Greek myth of Pygmalion and Galatea in which an ivory sculpture of a woman, created by Pygmalion, the king of Cyprus, was brought to life as Galatea after Pygmalion fell in love with...

Galatē'a

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The Oxford Companion to Classical Literature (3 ed.)

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2011
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Literature, Classical studies
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85 words

... ( Galateia ) (perhaps ‘Milk-white’) Greek sea-nymph, daughter of Nereus and Doris. The story of her wooing by the ugly Cyclops Polyphemus was frequently told by the bucolic poets. Ovid tells how she loved a young shepherd Acis but her love was discovered by Polyphemus who hurled a rock at him. As it fell Galatea turned Acis into a river which henceforth bore his name. A later story made her bear a son to Polyphemus who became the eponymous ancestor of the Gauls ( see Galatians...

Acis and Galatea

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The Oxford Companion to Music

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2011
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Music
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47 words

...Acis and Galatea . Masque, or serenata, in one, later two, acts by Handel to a libretto by John Gay and others after Ovid (Cannons, 1718 ); it was revived in London in 1732 incorporating new material, principally from Handel's cantata Aci, Galatea e Polifemo (Naples, 1708...

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A Dictionary of Opera Characters (2 ed.)

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2008
Subject:
Music, Opera, Performing arts
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70 words

...and Galatea ( Handel ). Lib. by John Gay and others; 2 acts; f.p. Cannons, Edgware, nr. London, 1718 , possibly dir. by Johann Christoph Pepusch . Better defined as a masque or pastoral. Mythological times. Galatea , a sea‐nymph, is in love with the shepherd Acis , but their love is threatened by the jealous giant Polyphemus . The lovers ignore warnings of danger. Polyphemus kills Acis. Galatea transforms him into a...

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The Oxford Dictionary of Dance (2 ed.)

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Current Version:
2010
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Performing arts, Dance, Music
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88 words

...Acis and Galatea Ovid's story of the shepherd Acis and his love for the nymph Galatea (from Metamorphoses ) has formed the basis of several ballet librettos, including Hilverding (Vienna, 1753 ), Noverre (mus. Aspelmayr, Vienna, 1722 ), O. Viganò (Venice, 1782 ), Ivanov ( 1896 ), and Fokine (mus. G. Kadletz , St Petersburg, 1905 ). Many choreographers have also been involved in stagings of the Handel opera, including Wayne McGregor who paired a singer and a dancer for each role (Royal Opera and Ballet, 2009...

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The Oxford Dictionary of Music (6 ed.)

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2013
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Music
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91 words

...and Galatea Masque, serenata, or pastoral in 2 acts by Handel to text by John Gay with additions by Pope , Dryden , and Hughes , based on Ovid 's Metamorphoses XIII . Written and f.p. at Cannons, Edgware, seat of Earl of Carnarvon, later Duke of Chandos, May 1718 ; London f.p. 1732 , when part of Aci, Galatea e Polifemo , comp. Naples, 1708 , was incorporated. Rev. for larger forces and pubd. 1743 . Contains bass aria O ruddier than the cherry . Lully, Haydn, and Hatton were among other composers of dramatic works on this...

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The Grove Book of Operas (2 ed.)

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Current Version:
2008
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Music, Opera, Performing arts
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1,311 words

...and Galatea Masque or serenata in one act (later two) by George Frideric Handel to words by John Gay and others; Cannons, summer 1718 (revised version in three acts, incorporating Italian words by Nicola Giuvo , London, King's Theatre, 10 June 1732 ). Acis a shepherd tenor Galatea a sea‐nymph soprano Damon a shepherd tenor Polyphemus a giant bass Coridon a shepherd tenor Nymphs, shepherds During the period 1717–20 Handel spent much of his time at Cannons, the seat of James Brydges , Earl of Carnarvon (later Duke of Chandos), at Edgware, at...

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The Oxford Dictionary of New Zealandisms

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2014
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37 words

... noun historical a shirt or dress made of galatea, a blue-striped cotton fabric. 1957 frame Owls Do Cry There’s pants for you, the … nurse said. And a striped blue smock, galatea , and a grey...

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The Oxford Dictionary of Phrase and Fable (2 ed.)

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2006

... in Greek mythology, the name both of a sea nymph courted by the Cyclops Polyphemus , who in jealousy killed his rival Acis, and that given to the statue fashioned by Pygmalion and brought to...

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New Oxford Rhyming Dictionary (2 ed.)

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2013
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150 words

... • adhere , Agadir, Anglosphere, appear, arrear, auctioneer, austere, balladeer, bandolier, Bashkir, beer, besmear, bier, blear, bombardier, brigadier, buccaneer, cameleer, career, cashier, cavalier, chandelier, charioteer, cheer, chevalier, chiffonier, clavier, clear, Coetzee, cohere, commandeer, conventioneer, Cordelier, corsetière, Crimea, dear, deer, diarrhoea ( US diarrhea), domineer, Dorothea, drear, ear, electioneer, emir, endear, engineer, fear, fleer, Freer, fusilier, gadgeteer, Galatea, gazetteer, gear, gondolier, gonorrhoea ( US gonorrhea),...

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The New Zealand Oxford Dictionary

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English Dictionary
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2005
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English Dictionaries and Thesauri
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25 words
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New Oxford American Dictionary (3 ed.)

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English Dictionary
Current Version:
2015
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61 words
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Oxford Dictionary of English (3 ed.)

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English Dictionary
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2015
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61 words
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The Canadian Oxford Dictionary (2 ed.)

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Current Version:
2005
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38 words

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