Meaning of Pygmalion

Pyg•ma•li•on

Pronunciation: (pig-mā'lē-un, -māl'yun), [key]
  1. 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.
  2. (italics) a comedy (1912) by George Bernard Shaw.
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