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1. Roman Mythology The god of love; the son of Venus.
2. cupid A representation of Cupid as a naked cherubic boy usually having wings and holding a bow and arrow, used as a symbol of love.
[Middle English Cupide, from Old French, from Latin cupīdō, desire, Cupid, from cupere, to desire.]
1. (Classical Myth & Legend) the Roman god of love, represented as a winged boy with a bow and arrow. Greek counterpart: Eros
2. (Art Terms) (not capital) any similar figure, esp as represented in Baroque art
[C14: from Latin Cupīdō, from cupīdō desire, from cupidus desirous; see cupidity]
1. the Roman god of carnal love, the son of Venus, commonly represented as a winged, naked infant boy with a bow and arrows.
2. (l.c.) a representation of Cupid, esp. as symbolic of love.
[< Latin Cupīdō Cupid, the personification of cupīdō desire, love =cup(ere) to long for, desire + -īdō n. suffix (compare libido)]
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|Noun||1.||Cupid - (Roman mythology) god of love; counterpart of Greek Eros|
Roman mythology - the mythology of the ancient Romans
|2.||cupid - a symbol for love in the form of a cherubic naked boy with wings and a bow and arrow|