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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Greek Mythology The goddess of love and beauty. Also called Cytherea.

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

Greek Aphrodītē, of Phoenician origin; see ʿṯtr in Semitic roots.

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From Ancient Greek Ἀφροδίτη, usually connected with ἀφρός (aphrós, "sea foam, froth"), but possibly of Semitic origin.

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