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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


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References in classic literature ?
The lines (247-255) in which Aphrodite tells of her humiliation and grief are specially noteworthy.
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?
But I believe also in Aphrodite and Apollo and the Great God Pan.
Aphrodite, Astarte, the worships of the night--listen, infant-woman, of the great women who conquered worlds of men.
And Aphrodite rising from the sea was less wonderful and not more beautiful than Aphrodite emerging from that hole!
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.
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 owners of the rights in an Israeli natural gas field next to Cyprus' Aphrodite reservoir have asked the Israeli government to take steps to stop the island signing a gas deal with Egypt as this would affect their interests, reports said.
The agreement includes the construction of gas lines on the Mediterranean coast, the first of which will be dedicated to receive Cypriot gas from the Aphrodite and Cyprus 1 fields, in Damietta, Egypt, for liquefying gas, reported Daily News Egypt, citing government sources.
Volumes of gas in Aphrodite are currently estimated at 140 billion cubic meters.
El-Molla added that the agreement will positively affect the development of the Cypriot Aphrodite field, in addition to fulfilling Egyptian domestic market needs.