from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The satellite of Uranus that is second in distance from the planet.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- proper n. A female given name.
- proper n. A moon of Uranus, named after the character in Hamlet.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The typical genus of the family Opheliidæ.
After Ophelia, daughter of Polonius in Hamlet by William Shakespeare.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Italian Ofelia, coined by the poet Jacopo Sannazzaro in his poem Arcadia (1504), presumably from Ancient Greek ὄφελος (óphelos, "help"). Used by Shakespeare for the ill-fated bride of Hamlet. (Wiktionary)