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Meaning of PARANYMPH

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Par"a*nymph\, n. [L. paranymphus, Gr. ?; ? beside,
near + ? a bride: cf. F. paranymphe.]
1. (Gr. Antiq.)
   (a) A friend of the bridegroom who went with him in his
       chariot to fetch home the bride. --Milton.
   (b) The bridesmaid who conducted the bride to the

2. Hence: An ally; a supporter or abettor. --Jer. Taylor.

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