Crossword clues for nomia
n. a genus of bee; some are important pollinators of legumes [syn: genus Nomia]
Nomia may refer to:
- Nomia, Laconia in Greece
- Nomia (mythology)
- Nomia, a genus of bees
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In Greek mythology, Nomia (Νομία) was a nymph of Arcadia, where the local people believed the Nomian Mountains to have been named after her. She apparently was a companion of Callisto, the daughter of Lycaon: Pausanias mentions a painting of the two, with Callisto sitting on a bearskin and her feet lying on Nomia's knees; there is also Pero portrayed next to them.
Nomia is also a possible name for the Sicilian nymph who loved Daphnis but was abandoned by him and, in revenge, blinded the young man and changed him into a rock.
Usage examples of "nomia".
I take these nomias and transfer them into the keeping of Prater Hugh, in recompense for this young person, Liath, daughter of Bernard.