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A·don·is

 (ə-dŏn′ĭs, ə-dō′nĭs)
n.
1. Greek Mythology A strikingly beautiful youth loved by Aphrodite, who transformed the drops of his blood into anemones after he was killed by a boar.
2. often adonis A handsome young man.

[Greek Adōnis, of Phoenician origin; see ʔd in Semitic roots.]

Adonis

(əˈdəʊnɪs)
n
1. (Classical Myth & Legend) Greek myth a handsome youth loved by Aphrodite. Killed by a wild boar, he was believed to spend part of the year in the underworld and part on earth, symbolizing the vegetative cycle
2. a handsome young man
[C16: from Latin, via Greek Adōnis from Phoenician adōni my lord, a title of the god Tammuz; related to Hebrew Adonai]

A•don•is

(əˈdɒn ɪs, əˈdoʊ nɪs)

n.
1. a youth of Greek myth, slain by a wild boar, but brought back to life by Zeus and permitted to divide his time every year between Persephone and Aphrodite.
2. a very handsome young man.
A•don′ic, adj.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Adonis - any handsome young manadonis - any handsome young man    
adult male, man - an adult person who is male (as opposed to a woman); "there were two women and six men on the bus"
2.Adonis - annual or perennial herbsAdonis - annual or perennial herbs    
magnoliid dicot genus - genus of dicotyledonous flowering plants regarded as among the most primitive of extant angiosperms
Adonis annua, pheasant's-eye - Eurasian herb cultivated for its deep red flowers with dark centers
3.Adonis - (Greek mythology) a handsome youth loved by both Aphrodite and PersephoneAdonis - (Greek mythology) a handsome youth loved by both Aphrodite and Persephone; "when Adonis died Zeus decreed that he should spend winters in the underworld with Persephone and spend summers with Aphrodite"
Greek mythology - the mythology of the ancient Greeks
daemon, demigod - a person who is part mortal and part god
Translations

Adonis

[əˈdəʊnɪs] NAdonis

Adonis

n (Myth, fig) → Adonis m

Adonis

[əˈdəʊnɪs] nAdone m
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