Paphian


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Paphian

(ˈpeɪfɪən)
adj
1. (Classical Myth & Legend) of or relating to Paphos
2. (Classical Myth & Legend) of or relating to Aphrodite
3. (Literary & Literary Critical Terms) literary of sexual love
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Paphian Sun Hotel in Paphos, which was closed for a long time, was bought by the Cypriot hotel company Atlantica Hotels and Resorts for EUR 15 mln and is currently being renovated with plans to open its doors in the summer of 2019.
The Paphian artist prays to Venus for the image to come to life and is ecstatic when the ivory turns to flesh under his embrace.
Paphian Cythera [Aphrodite] came through the sea to Knidos Wishing to see her own image.
The establishment of Nea Paphos prevented the great pan-Cypriot sanctuary of Paphian Aphrodite, located at Palaipaphos, approximately sixteen kilometers east of the newly established capital, from exercising its traditional political role in the region.
This "sisterhood"--also alternately referred to as "the frail sisterhood," "the fashionable flail," "the Cyprian choir," "the Cyprian circle," "the Cyprian corps," "the Cyprian Gallery," the "Cyprian Syrens," "the votaries of Venus, the Paphian priestesses, the impure sisterhood, the amorous phalanx, [and] the Cytherians" (17)--refers to the celebrated and notorious Covent Garden courtesans.
The couple arrived alone in Cyprus on Monday morning and were staying at the Paphian Sun Holiday Village in Kissonerga.
The couple had been staying at Paphian Sun Holiday Village in Kissonerga.
Or seven nights for pounds 345pp in Cyprus at the Paphian Bay Hotel, half-board.
This was the second winner of the afternoon for McGrath and Guest, who took the novices' handicap hurdle with the tough Moscow Leader, who followed up his win at Kelso five days earlier by beating Paphian Bay by
FERDY MURPHY continued his good run when Paphian Bay won a dramatic opener at Wetherby.
He quoted an anonymous poet who spoke of how the 'Paphian Venus driven from the west,/In Polynesian groves long undisturbed/Her shameful rites and orgies foul maintained (25)'.