nymph:1. Or: nympho , short for nymphomaniac.
ETYMOLOGY: From the Latin nympha , and the Greek numphe, meaning bride; in classic mythology, a goddess of nature dwelling in the mountains , forests, meadows, or streams.
(1) Elizabeth Lipp (Melina Mercouri) and William (Maximilian Schell) in Topkapi (1964):
-- Elizabeth: ' Do you mind that I'm a nymphomaniac? '
-- Walter: ' It's your most endearing quality .'
-- Elizabeth: ' Don't waste it , use it .'
See Also: nymphae, nymphe du pavé, nymphet, undinism, urolagnia
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