Aphrodite

Definitions

  • 228. Argynnis Aphrodite
    228. Argynnis Aphrodite
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n Aphrodite goddess of love and beauty and daughter of Zeus in ancient mythology; identified with Roman Venus
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Aphrodite (Zoöl) A beautiful butterfly (Argunnis Aphrodite) of the United States.
    • Aphrodite (Zoöl) A large marine annelid, covered with long, lustrous, golden, hairlike setæ; the sea mouse.
    • Aphrodite (Classic Myth) The Greek goddess of love, corresponding to the Venus of the Romans.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n aphrodite The Greek goddess of love and beauty, identified by the Romans with their Venus, who was originally a deity of much less importance. By one legend she is fabled (as Aphrodite Anadyomene) to have sprung from the foam of the sea. She was the personification of female grace, and from her prototype, the Phenician Astarte, represented the reproductive and germinal powers of nature.
    • n aphrodite [NL.] In zool.: A genus of chætopodous annelids, typical of the family Aphroditidæ (which see). A genus of lepidopterous insects. Hübner, 1816. A genus of bivalve mollusks. Also written Aphrodita. Isaac Lea. The species are known as sea-mice; the common sea-mouse is A. aculeata. Also written Aphrodita. See sea-mouse.
    • n aphrodite [lowercase] A variety of meerschaum. It is a hydrous silicate of magnesium.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Gr.

Usage

In literature:

It is not necessary to suppose that Zeus was once a bull, Artemis a bear or a sow, Adonis a boar, and Aphrodite a sow or a dove.
"Introduction to the History of Religions" by Crawford Howell Toy
Here also the luckiest cast was called Aphrodite, with which at the same time the honor of king-of-the-feast was connected.
"Museum of Antiquity" by L. W. Yaggy
You look like Aphrodite 'new bathed in Paphian wells.
"The New Tenant" by E. Phillips Oppenheim
You discuss my case with a cheerful candour, Aphrodite.
"Hypolympia" by Edmund Gosse
Artemis is goddess of hunting, Aphrodite of the peaceful life of nature and of gardens, and also of love.
"History of Religion" by Allan Menzies
Among the ancients, the goddess Venus or Aphrodite was the symbol of beauty and love.
"The Sexual Question" by August Forel
It is all Hermes, all Aphrodite.
"Five Stages of Greek Religion" by Gilbert Murray
The Aphrodite that lurks in every woman had been put to flight by the Diana that is also there.
"The Cup of Fury" by Rupert Hughes
Aphrodite, Apollo, Athene, are before us, not behind.
"A Modern Symposium" by G. Lowes Dickinson
And following them, O softer than the moon upon the sea, Aphrodite, implacably, shone.
"The Lord of Misrule" by Alfred Noyes
And don't try to go to Aphrodite.
"The Wealth of Echindul" by Noel Miller Loomis
She did not seem to him an Aphrodite, bearing in her hand the cup of love.
"Old Crow" by Alice Brown
Again, as two hundred years before in Florence, the resurrected goddess, Aphrodite, emerges from the grave.
"Contemporary Russian Novelists" by Serge Persky
She is the Aphrodite, the Venus of classic myth.
"Oriental Women" by Edward Bagby Pollard
So my freedman says, who understands such things, an Aphrodite.
"The Scarlet Banner" by Felix Dahn
But Astarte was a stone which Aphrodite's eyes would have melted.
"Historia Amoris: A History of Love, Ancient and Modern" by Edgar Saltus
Aphrodite at our coming rose from the foam of the sea to smile upon us.
"The Revolt of the Angels" by Anatole France
If Corinth had her groves sacred to Aphrodite, so has Cremorne.
"The Night Side of London" by J. Ewing Ritchie
For the devotees of Aphrodite and Mammon are blinded to the stars.
"Stand Up, Ye Dead" by Norman Maclean
The model, who had been posed as, "Aphrodite Rising from the Foam," was resting.
"The Key to Yesterday" by Charles Neville Buck
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In poetry:

It's no use
Mother dear, I
can't finish my
weaving
You may
blame Aphrodite
"Blame Aphrodite" by Sappho
Her gems were sold, her sandals gone,--
She always would be rash and flighty,--
Her winter garments all in pawn,
Alas for charming Aphrodite.
"The First Fan" by Oliver Wendell Holmes
Sweet mother, at the idle loom I lean,
Weary with longing for the boy that still
Remains a dream of loveliness--to fill
My soul, my life, at Aphrodite's will.
"Love" by Sappho
Throned on the rainbow, goddess Aphrodite,
Daughter of Zeus, wile-weaver, I beseech thee,
Neither with fears nor sorrows, O thou dread one,
Thrall my poor bosom;
"Aphrodite (From Sappho)" by Martin Farquhar Tupper
Graciously smiling, heavenly Aphrodite
Hath filled my senses with a vague delight;
And Pallas, steadfastly beholding me,
Hath sent me forth in wisdom to be free."
"A Vision Of The Vatican" by Frances Anne Kemble
No matter; He shall be defied;
White Aphrodite is on our side:
What though his threat
To organize us grow more critical?
Zeus willing, we, the unpolitical,
Shall beat him yet.
"Under Which Lyre" by W H Auden

In news:

Having released her 11th studio album, Aphrodite , last summer, Kylie Minogue hit the road in February with her biggest and most technically complex show to date, Aphrodite – Les Folies.
An art exhibit featuring a statue of Aphrodite has stirred up some controversy deep in the heart of Texas.
An exhibit titled " Aphrodite and the Gods of Love" is on display at the San Antonio Museum of Art.
Through the ages, Aphrodite 's name has become synonymous with love, beauty and sex.
Standing 6-feet, 8-inches tall, she is believed to have represented Aphrodite, the Greek goddess of beauty, love and sexual rapture.
From Left, Hestia , Dione and Aphrodite.
There is no doubt in my mind, that Aphrodite herself would prefer that the curators make love to her, so to speak, instead of giving a lecture .
There is no doubt in my mind, that Aphrodite herself would prefer that the curators make love to her, so to speak, instead of giving a lecture.
CONTRIBUTED PHOTO Ashley Alexander and Alyssa Barrera with baby gator Aphrodite.
An exhibit titled "Aphrodite and the Gods of Love" is on display at the San Antonio Museum of Art.
Kylie Minogue looked "like a goddess " in her Aphrodite tour outfits, designers Dolce and Gabbana have gushed.
(MONEY Magazine) – LAST JANUARY, THREE years into her career at Sun Microsystems, Aphrodite Aujero realized that she had to relive a bit of her past to have the future she wanted.
And the Aphrodite of the title recently went back to Italy.
Aphrodite's jones: Performance art goddess brings love to Coney.
Having released her 11th studio album, Aphrodite, last summer, Kylie Minogue hit the road in February with her biggest and most technically complex show to date, Aphrodite – Les Folies.
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