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Cupid

[kyoo-pid] /ˈkyu pɪd/
noun
1.
Also called Amor. the ancient Roman god of love and the son of either Mars or Mercury and Venus, identified with Eros and commonly represented as a winged, naked, infant boy with a bow and arrows.
2.
(lowercase) a similar winged being, or a representation of one, especially as symbolic of love.
Origin
< Latin Cupīdō Cupid, the personification of cupīdō desire, love, equivalent to cup(ere) to long for, desire + -īdō noun suffix (cf. libido)
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British Dictionary definitions for Cupid

Cupid

/ˈkjuːpɪd/
noun
1.
the Roman god of love, represented as a winged boy with a bow and arrow Greek counterpart Eros
2.
(not capital) any similar figure, esp as represented in Baroque art
Word Origin
C14: from Latin Cupīdō, from cupīdō desire, from cupidus desirous; see cupidity
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Word Origin and History for Cupid

Roman god of passionate love, late 14c., from Latin Cupido, personification of cupido "desire, love," from cupere "to desire" (see cupidity). Identified with Greek Eros. Cupid's bow as a shape, especially of lips, is from 1858.

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Cupid in Culture

Cupid definition


The Roman name of Eros, the god of love. In the story of Cupid and Psyche, he is described as a magnificently handsome young man. In many stories, he is called the son of Venus.

Note: In art, Cupid is often depicted as a chubby, winged infant who shoots arrows at people to make them fall in love. He is also sometimes shown as blind or blindfolded.
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Cupid in Technology


A graphic query language.
["CUPID: A Graphic Oriented Facility for Support of Nonprogrammer Interactions with a Database", N. McDonald, PhD Thesis, CS Dept, UC Berkeley 1975].

The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing, © Denis Howe 2010 http://foldoc.org
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