[nahr-sis-uh s] /nɑrˈsɪs əs/
noun, plural narcissus, narcissuses, narcissi
[nahr-sis-ee, -sis-ahy] /nɑrˈsɪs i, -ˈsɪs aɪ/ (Show IPA), for 1, 2.
any bulbous plant belonging to the genus Narcissus, of the amaryllis family, having showy yellow or white flowers with a cup-shaped corona.
the flower of any of these plants.
(initial capital letter) Classical Mythology. a youth who fell in love with his own image reflected in a pool and wasted away from unsatisfied desire, whereupon he was transformed into the flower.
noun (pl) -cissuses, -cissi (-ˈsɪsaɪ; -ˈsɪsiː)
any amaryllidaceous plant of the Eurasian genus Narcissus, esp N. poeticus, whose yellow, orange, or white flowers have a crown surrounded by spreading segments
(Greek myth) a beautiful youth who fell in love with his reflection in a pool and pined away, becoming the flower that bears his name
type of bulbous flowering plant, 1540s, from Latin narcissus, from Greek narkissos “the narcissus,” perhaps from a pre-Greek Aegean word, but associated with Greek narke “numbness” (see narcotic) because of the sedative effect of the alkaloids in the plant.
A beautiful youth in classical mythology who fell in love with his own reflection in a pool. Because he was unable to tear himself away from the image, he wasted away and died.
Note: “Narcissists” are people completely absorbed in themselves. (See narcissism.)
daffodil, a Roman whom Paul salutes (Rom. 16:11). He is supposed to have been the private secretary of the emperor Claudius. This is, however, quite uncertain.
[nahr-suh-siz-em] /ˈnɑr səˌsɪz ɛm/ noun 1. inordinate fascination with oneself; excessive self-love; vanity. Synonyms: self-centeredness, smugness, egocentrism. 2. Psychoanalysis. erotic gratification derived from admiration of one’s own physical or mental attributes, being a normal condition at the infantile level of personality development. [nahr-suh-sist] /ˈnɑr sə sɪst/ noun 1. a person who is overly self-involved, and […]
[nahr-suh-siz-em] /ˈnɑr səˌsɪz ɛm/ noun 1. inordinate fascination with oneself; excessive self-love; vanity. Synonyms: self-centeredness, smugness, egocentrism. 2. Psychoanalysis. erotic gratification derived from admiration of one’s own physical or mental attributes, being a normal condition at the infantile level of personality development. /ˈnɑːsɪˌsɪzəm/ noun 1. an exceptional interest in or admiration for oneself, esp one’s […]
1. a combining form meaning “stupor,” “narcosis,” used in the formation of compound words: narcodiagnosis. combining form 1. indicating numbness or torpor: narcolepsy 2. connected with or derived from illicit drug production: narcoeconomies word-forming element meaning “stupor, narcosis, sleep,” from Latinized form of Greek narko-, comb. form of narke “numbness” (see narcotic (n.)). narco- pref.
[nahr-koh-uh-nal-uh-sis] /ˌnɑr koʊ əˈnæl ə sɪs/ noun 1. a method of psychological investigation in which the conscious or unconscious unwillingness of a subject to express memories or feelings is diminished by the use of a barbiturate drug. /ˌnɑːkəʊəˈnælɪsɪs/ noun 1. psychoanalysis of a patient in a trance induced by a narcotic drug narcoanalysis nar·co·a·nal·y·sis (när’kō-ə-nāl’ĭ-sĭs) […]