Main definitions of Pygmalion in English

: Pygmalion1Pygmalion2

Pygmalion1

proper noun

Greek Mythology
  • A king of Cyprus who fashioned an ivory statue of a beautiful woman and loved it so deeply that in answer to his prayer Aphrodite gave it life. The woman (at some point named Galatea) bore him a daughter, Paphos.

Pronunciation:

Pygmalion

/pɪɡˈmeɪlɪən/

Main definitions of Pygmalion in English

: Pygmalion1Pygmalion2

Pygmalion2

proper noun

  • A legendary king of Tyre, brother of Elissa (Dido), whose husband he killed in the hope of obtaining his fortune.

Pronunciation:

Pygmalion

/pɪɡˈmeɪlɪən/