Meaning of Pygmalion
Pronunciation: (pig-mā'lē-un, -māl'yun), [key]
- a sculptor and king of Cyprus who carved an ivory statue of a maiden and fell in love with it. It was brought to life, in response to his prayer, by Aphrodite.
- (italics) a comedy (1912) by George Bernard Shaw.
- pygmalion (Thesaurus)