aphrodisia

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n aphrodisia a desire for heterosexual intimacy
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • aphrodisia A festival in honor of Aphrodite or Venus periodically celebrated in various localities of ancient Greece. Those of Paphos in Cyprus, of Cythera, and of Corinth were the most famous.
    • n aphrodisia Eroticism.
    • n aphrodisia The sexual act.
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Usage

In literature:

Next after these come the Giligamai, 151 occupying the country towards the West as far as the island of Aphrodisias.
"The History Of Herodotus" by Herodotus
Alexander of Aphrodisias exhibits the tendency, which was becoming very prevalent, to combine Plato and Aristotle.
"History of the Intellectual Development of Europe, Volume I (of 2)" by John William Draper
A festival called Aphrodisia was celebrated in her honour in various parts of Greece, but especially in Cyprus.
"The New Gresham Encyclopedia. Vol. 1 Part 2" by Various
In the temple of Aphrodisias, in Asia Minor, a further development occurred.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 2, Slice 4" by Various
Alexander of Aphrodisias, 78.
"A History of Literary Criticism in the Renaissance" by Joel Elias Spingarn
She is to liberate her most beautiful slave, Aphrodisia, on the second day of the feast.
"Ancient Manners" by Pierre Louys
The small Islands shown are Crise, Argire, Ophir, and Frondisia (Aphrodisia).
"The Thirteenth" by James J. Walsh
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