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Webster 1913 Edition


Aphrodite


Aphˊro-di′te

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Noun.
[Gr. [GREEK].]
1.
(Classic Myth.)
The Greek goddess of love, corresponding to the Venus of the Romans.
2.
(Zool.)
A large marine annelid, covered with long, lustrous, golden, hairlike setæ; the sea mouse.
3.
(Zool.)
A beautiful butterfly (
Argunnis Aphrodite
) of the United States.

Webster 1828 Edition


Aphrodite

APH'RODITE

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Noun.
[Gr.] A follower of Venus.

APH'RODITE

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Definition 2021


Aphrodite

Aphrodite

See also: aphrodite and Aphrodité

English

Aphrodite

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Proper noun

Aphrodite

  1. (Greek mythology) The goddess of beauty and love,[1] born when Cronus castrated his father, Uranus, and threw his genitalia into the sea.[2] Her Roman counterpart is Venus.
  2. A female given name
    Aphrodite Jones

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References

  1. Webster's College Dictionary, Random House, 2001
  2. Oxford Dictionary of World Mythology, Arthur Cotterell, Oxford University Press, 1986

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French

Proper noun

Aphrodite f

  1. (Greek mythology) Aphrodite (goddess)

Derived terms

aphrodite

aphrodite

See also: Aphrodite and Aphrodité

English

stevensite sample, labelled aphrodite

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Noun

aphrodite (uncountable)

  1. (mineralogy) A soft and earthy mineral of a white or yellowish color, and with a waxy lustre, found at Langbanshytta in Sweden. It is a hydrated silicate of magnesia, and resembles meerschaum.

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