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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

(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

(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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Hillis Miller); de Man names the statue-work Galathea while some critics--Williams Huntington and Shierry M.
s humane intentions in generously raising a Senegalese child along with her grandsons, Ourika, like Galathea, becomes an artistic object of consumption.
De Man concludes that "as soon as Galathea is said to be godlike; from the moment the sublime is involved, nature recedes into the background and, as in Kant, a terminology of selfhood an [sic] self-consciousness takes over" (Allegories 178-79).
In 1992, the Royal Danish Geographical Soceity awarded him its Galathea Medal for his outstanding work in Africa over a period of more than 20 years.
She finds such a space in Lyly's play Galathea, where two girls are disguised as boys and thrown in with Diana's nymphs to save them from being sacrificed to a monster.
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Functional morphology of the reproductive system of Galathea intermedia (Decapoda: Anomura).
Using this tequnique on a round-the-world cruise aboard the Danish research vessel Galathea, Steeman-Nielsen estimated oceanic productivity to be an order-of-magnitude lower than estimates of Gordon Riley, then of Yale but formerly of WHOI, who had used relatively crude and less sensitive methods.
Metaphidippus galathea BJK; w84; sni; transf to Pelegrina