What does the word naiad mean?

Usage examples for naiad

  1. A Naiad o'er her fountain well? – Kentucky Poems by Madison J. Cawein Commentator: Edmund Gosse
  2. Here, an eagle was soaring into the sky bearing the shepherd of Mount Ida to heaven; there, the comely Hylas was struggling to escape from the embrace of the lascivious Naiad. – The Satyricon, Complete by Petronius Arbiter
  3. Rachel's vigorous strength and health had been greatly promoted by her familiarity with salt water, and Bessie was in ecstasies at the naiad performances they shared together on the smooth bit of sandy shore, where they dabbled and floated fearlessly. – The Clever Woman of the Family by Charlotte M. Yonge