One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A winged statue of Nike, the Greek goddess of victory, especially the Nike of Samothrace (c.200 BC) preserved in the Louvre in Paris.
- ‘The Winged Victory Monument, honoring those who served in World War I, was first conceived in 1919.’
- ‘I admired this Winged Victory outside the Carnegie Library in Braddock, PA, after going to a chili cook-off there this afternoon.’
- ‘The Winged Victory of Samothrace can be found on the second floor of the Denon Wing of the Louvre Museum in Paris.’
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