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(ĕr′ŏs′, îr′-)
1. Greek Mythology The god of love, son of Aphrodite.
2. often eros Creative, often sexual yearning, love, or desire: "Eros exists in Plato's and Aristotle's philosophy; behind Homer's poetry, Chopin's compositions, [and] Gauguin's exotic paintings; behind ... each and every discovery that gave humanity a new aspect" (Eleni Tagonidi Maniataki and Panos Mourdoukoutas).
a. Psychiatry Sexual drive; libido.
b. The sum of all instincts for self-preservation.

[Latin Erōs, from Greek, from erōs, sexual love.]
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(ˈɪərɒs; ˈɛrɒs)
1. (Classical Myth & Legend) Greek myth the god of love, son of Aphrodite. Roman counterpart: Cupid
2. (Psychoanalysis) Also called: life instinct (in Freudian theory) the group of instincts, esp sexual, that govern acts of self-preservation and that tend towards uninhibited enjoyment of life. Compare Thanatos
[Greek: desire, sexual love]
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(ˈɪər ɒs, ˈɛr ɒs)

1. the ancient Greek god of carnal love.
2. (sometimes l.c.) physical love; sexual desire.
3. Psychoanal.
a. the libido.
b. instincts for self-preservation collectively.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Eros - (Greek mythology) god of loveEros - (Greek mythology) god of love; son of Aphrodite; identified with Roman Cupid
Greek mythology - the mythology of the ancient Greeks
2.eros - a desire for sexual intimacy
desire - the feeling that accompanies an unsatisfied state
erotic love, sexual love, love - a deep feeling of sexual desire and attraction; "their love left them indifferent to their surroundings"; "she was his first love"
aphrodisia - a desire for heterosexual intimacy
anaphrodisia - decline or absence of sexual desire
passion - a feeling of strong sexual desire
sensualism, sensuality, sensualness - desire for sensual pleasures
amativeness, sexiness, amorousness, erotism - the arousal of feelings of sexual desire
libido - (psychoanalysis) a Freudian term for sexual urge or desire
lecherousness, lust, lustfulness - a strong sexual desire
nymphomania - abnormally intense sexual desire in women
satyriasis - abnormally intense sexual desire in men
the hots - intense sexual desire
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[ˈɪərɒs] NEros
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[ˈiːrɒs] nEros m
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He may be a shepherd in Arcadia for aught he knows, he may be the first youth kissing the first maiden, he may be Eros himself, sipping the lips of Psyche--it is all one.
The chief landmarks in the poem are as follows: after the first 103 lines, which contain at least three distinct preludes, three primeval beings are introduced, Chaos, Earth, and Eros -- here an indefinite reproductive influence.
Under the chaplain's guidance they selected many hideous presents and mementoes-- florid little picture-frames that seemed fashioned in gilded pastry; other little frames, more severe, that stood on little easels, and were carven out of oak; a blotting book of vellum; a Dante of the same material; cheap mosaic brooches, which the maids, next Christmas, would never tell from real; pins, pots, heraldic saucers, brown art-photographs; Eros and Psyche in alabaster; St.
"Eros has degenerated; he began by introducing order and harmony, and now he brings back chaos."
At the appointed time was born, not that third in their party to whom Sophie meant to be so kind, but a godling; in beauty, it was manifest, excelling Eros, as in wisdom Confucius; an enhancer of delights, a renewer of companionships and an interpreter of Destiny.
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