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aphrodite Explained

aphrodite at Interlingua => English Of Explained:

Aphroditenpr [Gr. Mythol.] Aphrodite

Aphrodite at English => English (Longman) Of Explained:

in Greek mythology, the goddess of love and beauty. In Roman mythology her name is Venus.//

aphrodite at French => English Of Explained:


Aphrodite at English => English (The Britannica Concise) Of Explained:

Greek goddess of sexual love and beauty. She is also associated with the sea and, according to legend, was born of sea foam arising from the genitals of Uranus. Sparta, Thebes, and Cyprus honored her as a goddess of war. Many scholars believe that her cult is Semitic rather than Greek in origin. According to Homer, she was the daughter of Zeus and his consort Dione, and she married Hephaestus, but betrayed him with Ares. She had many mortal lovers. Her main centers of worship were on the islands of Cyprus and Cythera and at Corinth. As a fertility goddess, she is associated with Eros, the Graces, and the Horae (seasons). Venus is her Roman counterpart.

Aphrodite at English => English (Moby Thesaurus II) Of Explained:

84 Moby Thesaurus words for "Aphrodite":
Adonis, Agdistis, Amor, Apollo, Apollo Belvedere, Apollon, Ares,
Artemis, Astarte, Ate, Athena, Bacchus, Balder, Ceres, Cleopatra,
Cora, Cronus, Cupid, Cybele, Demeter, Despoina, Diana, Dionysus,
Dis, Eros, Freya, Gaea, Gaia, Ge, Great Mother, Hades, Hebe,
Helios, Hephaestus, Hera, Here, Hermes, Hestia, Hymen, Hyperion,
Jove, Juno, Jupiter, Jupiter Fidius, Jupiter Fulgur,
Jupiter Optimus Maximus, Jupiter Pluvius, Jupiter Tonans, Kama,
Kore, Kronos, Love, Magna Mater, Mars, Mercury, Minerva, Mithras,
Momus, Narcissus, Neptune, Nike, Olympians, Olympic gods, Ops,
Orcus, Persephassa, Persephone, Phoebus, Phoebus Apollo, Pluto,
Poseidon, Proserpina, Proserpine, Rhea, Saturn, Tellus, Venus,
Venus de Milo, Vesta, Vulcan, Zeus, houri, peri, the Graces

Aphrodite at French => English Of Explained:


Aphrodite at English => English (Websters 1913) Of Explained:

Aphrodite \Aph`ro*di"te\, n. [Gr. ?.]
1. (Classic Myth.) The Greek goddess of love, corresponding
to the Venus of the Romans.

2. (Zo["o]l.) A large marine annelid, covered with long,
lustrous, golden, hairlike set[ae]; the sea mouse.

3. (Zo["o]l.) A beautiful butterfly ({Argunnis Aphrodite}) of
the United States.

Aphrodite at English => English (WordNet) Of Explained:

n : goddess of love and beauty and daughter of Zeus in ancient
mythology; identified with Roman Venus [syn: {Cytherea}]

Aphrodite at English (WD) Of Explained:

Inter: wikipedi » a
Category: Image - :Rustic_Aphrodite_Clere_cour_Carree_Louvre.jpg|thumb|right|150px|Aphrodite


* Inter: a » US Inter: IPA » /æfrədaɪti/
  • Inter: audio » En-us-Aphrodite.ogg|Audio (US)


    From Inter: etyl » grc Inter: term » Ἀφροδίτη|lang=grc, usually connected with Inter: term » ἀφρός|sc=polytonic|tr=aphrós||sea foam, froth, but possibly of Inter: etyl » sem origin.

    Proper noun

    Inter: en-proper nou » n

  • Inter: Greek go » d The goddess of beauty and love,Websters College Dictionary, Random House, 2001 born when Cronus castrated Uranus and threw his genitalia into the sea.Oxford Dictionary of World Mythology'', Arthur Cotterell, Oxford University Press, 1986

    Derived terms

    * aphrodisia
  • aphrodisiac
  • aphrodisiacal
  • aphrodisian
  • aphroditic


    Inter: trans-top » Greek goddess
  • Arabic: Inter: t- » ar|أفروديت|f|tr=ʾafrūdīt|sc=Arab
  • Armenian: Inter: t- » hy|Ափրոդիտե|tr=Ap'rodite
  • Catalan: Inter: t- » ca|Afrodita|f
  • Cherokee: Inter: t- » chr|ᎠᏩᎶᏓᏘ|tr=Awalodati|sc=Cher
  • Chinese:
  • : Mandarin: Inter: t » cmn|阿佛洛狄忒|tr=Āfóluòdítè|sc=Hani
  • French: Inter: t+ » fr|Aphrodite|f
  • German: Inter: t+ » de|Aphrodite|f
  • Greek: Inter: t+ » el|Αφροδίτη|f|tr=Afrodíti
  • : Ancient: Inter: tø » grc|Ἀφροδίτη|f|tr=Afrodītē|sc=polytonic
  • Hungarian: Inter: t+ » hu|Aphrodité

  • Inter: trans-mi » d
    • Italian: Inter: t- » it|Afrodite
    • Japanese: Inter: t- » ja|アフロディーテ|tr=Afurodīte
    • Korean: Inter: t+ » ko|아프로디테|tr=Apeurodite|sc=Kore
    • Polish: Inter: t+ » pl|Afrodyta|f
    • Portuguese: Inter: t+ » pt|Afrodite|f
    • Russian: Inter: t+ » ru|Афродита|f|tr=Afrodíta
    • Serbo-Croatian:
    • : Cyrillic: Inter: t- » sh|Афродита|f
    • : Roman: Inter: t- » sh|Afrodita|f
    • Spanish: Inter: t+ » es|Afrodita|f

    Inter: trans-botto » m

    See also

    * Acidalia
  • Anadyomene
  • Cytherea
  • Despina
  • Kypris
  • Venus



    * atrophied

  • French

    Proper noun

    Inter: fr-proper noun » f
  • Inter: Greek god » lang=fr Aphrodite (goddess)

    Derived terms

    * aphrodisiaque

  • Translation: de » Aphrodite
    Translation: et » Aphrodite
    Translation: el » Aphrodite
    Translation: fr » Aphrodite
    Translation: ko » Aphrodite
    Translation: hu » Aphrodite
    Translation: mg » Aphrodite
    Translation: pl » Aphrodite
    Translation: pt » Aphrodite
    Translation: sr » Aphrodite
    Translation: fi » Aphrodite
    Translation: zh » Aphrodite

    Aphrodité at English (WD) Of Explained:

    Inter: wikipedia » lang=hu


    From Inter: etyl » grc|hu Inter: term » Ἀφροδίτη|tr=Aphroditē|sc=Grek


    * Inter: IPA » /ˈɒfroditeː/|lang=hu

    Proper noun

    Inter: head » hu|proper noun
  • Inter: Greek mythology » lang=hu Aphrodite, the god of beauty and love

  • Translation: hu » Aphrodité
    Translation: pt » Aphrodité

    aphrodite at English (WD) Of Explained:

    Inter: also » Aphrodite



    From stem of Inter: etyl » grc|en Inter: term » ἀφρός|lang=grc|tr=aphrós||sea foam, froth (for its supposed resemblance) Inter: suffix » |ite.


    * Inter: IPA » /ˈæfrəʊdaɪt/


    Inter: en-noun » -
  • Inter: minera » l 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.

  • Translation: fr » aphrodite
    Translation: ru » aphrodite