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

[Greek Aphrodītē, of Phoenician origin; see ʕṯtr in Semitic roots.]


(Classical Myth & Legend) Greek myth the goddess of love and beauty, daughter of Zeus. Roman counterpart: Venus Also called: Cytherea


(ˌæf rəˈdaɪ ti)

the ancient Greek goddess of love and beauty, identified by the Romans with Venus.
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Noun1.Aphrodite - goddess of love and beauty and daughter of Zeus in ancient mythologyAphrodite - goddess of love and beauty and daughter of Zeus in ancient mythology; identified with Roman Venus


[ˌæfrəʊˈdaɪtɪ] NAfrodita


[ˌæfrəˈdaɪtɪ] nAfrodite f
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It was, he explained, the name given to a favourite buffet at the Hotel Aphrodite, which was served by twelve wonderful girls, not one under six feet in height, and all with the most glorious golden hair.
you played the austere, the insensible in the presence of an Aphrodite so exquisite?
Astarte, who afterwards became the Aphrodite of the Greeks, was represented with horns like the half-moon, and there on the brow of the female figure are distinct horns.
But I believe also in Aphrodite and Apollo and the Great God Pan.
She gulped down the Ode to Aphrodite during the Litany, keeping herself with difficulty from asking when Sappho lived, and what else she wrote worth reading, and contriving to come in punctually at the end with "the forgiveness of sins, the Resurrection of the body, and the life everlastin'.
The lines (247-255) in which Aphrodite tells of her humiliation and grief are specially noteworthy.
And Aphrodite rising from the sea was less wonderful and not more beautiful than Aphrodite emerging from that hole!
Aphrodite, Astarte, the worships of the night--listen, infant-woman, of the great women who conquered worlds of men.
BG is buying a 35 percent stake in Block 12, which includes the Aphrodite natural gas discovery, for total cash consideration of $165 million.
He added that the third partner will financially contribute to the development of the Aphrodite gasfield, estimated to require EUR 2-3 bln, while talks are also underway with Israeli officials as regards the joint exploitation of the reservoir that encroaches into Israel's EEZ.
Cyprus' plans for the Aphrodite gas reservoir, following BG's buy-in, remain on track with production possibly starting in 2020, energy minister Giorgos Lakkotrypis said on Tuesday.
The Egyptian Natural Gas Holding Company (EGAS) is negotiating to import roughly 700m cubic feet of gas daily from the Cypriot Aphrodite field, owned by US company Noble Energy.