Siren vs Rusalka - What's the difference?

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Siren is a hypernym of rusalka.


As a noun rusalka is

in slavic mythology, a female water spirit that leads handsome men to their deaths underwater.

siren

English

(wikipedia siren)

Alternative forms

* sirene (dated or archaic)

Noun

(en-noun)
  • (original sense ) (Greek mythology) One of a group of nymphs who lured mariners to their death on the rocks.
  • A device, either mechanical or electronic, that makes a piercingly loud sound as an alarm or signal, or the sound from such a device.
  • A musical instrument, one of the few aerophones in the percussion section of the symphony orchestra.
  • A dangerously seductive woman.
  • A common name for salamanders of Siren and Sirenidae.
  • A common name for mammals of Sirenia .
  • Derived terms

    * siren song * sirenian * sirenic

    Verb

    (en verb)
  • To make a noise with, or as if with, a siren.
  • Adjective

  • Relating to or like a siren.
  • Synonyms

    * bewitching * enchanting * enticing * sirenic

    References

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    Anagrams

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    rusalka

    English

    Noun

    (wikipedia rusalka)
  • In Slavic mythology, a female water spirit that leads handsome men to their deaths underwater.
  • *{{quote-news, year=2009, date=March 1, author=Alastair Macaulay, title=What Do Aquawomen Want?, work=New York Times citation
  • , passage=She is now a rusalka , a water spirit; in revenge she sends their daughter, a rusalochka, to lure him into the water. }}

    Hypernyms

    * siren