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Galatea

(gălətē`ə), in Greek mythology. 1 Sea nymph, daughter of Nereus and Doris. She was loved by the brutish Polyphemus, a Cyclops who wooed her with love songs; but Galatea loved Acis, the handsome son of a river nymph. When Polyphemus discovered them together, he crushed the youth under a huge boulder. In response to his pitiful cries, Galatea turned Acis into a river. 2 See PygmalionPygmalion
. 1 In Greek mythology, king of Cyprus. He fell in love with a beautiful statue of a woman. When he prayed to Aphrodite for a wife like it, the goddess brought the statue to life and Pygmalion married her.
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Galatea,

in astronomy, one of the natural satellites, or moons, of NeptuneNeptune,
in astronomy, 8th planet from the sun at a mean distance of about 2.8 billion mi (4.5 billion km) with an orbit lying between those of Uranus and the dwarf planet Pluto; its period of revolution is about 165 years.
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Galatea

(gal-ă-tee -ă) A small satellite of Neptune, discovered in 1989. See Table 2, backmatter.

galatea

[‚gal·ə′tē·ə]
(textiles)
Strong warp-effect twill cotton fabric.

Galatea

[‚gal·ə′tē·ə]
(astronomy)
A satellite of Neptune orbiting at a mean distance of 38,500 miles (62,000 kilometers) with a period of 10.3 hours, and a diameter of about 90 miles (150 kilometers).

Galatea

statue so striking, Venus grants sculptor Pygmalion’s wish that it live. [Gk. Myth.: LLEI, I: 286]

Galatea

19th-century version: nags Pygmalion. [Aust. Operetta: von Suppé, Beautiful Galatea, Westerman, 285]

Galatea

statue of woman fashioned by Pygmalion and brought to life by Aphrodite. [Gk. Myth.: Jobes, 623]

Galatea

grieving, turned into a fountain. [Gk. Myth.: Metamorphoses]
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