Cupid

Cupid

[kyoo-pid]
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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Cupid (ˈkjuːpɪd)
 
n
1.  Greek counterpart: Eros the Roman god of love, represented as a winged boy with a bow and arrow
2.  (not capital) any similar figure, esp as represented in Baroque art
 
[C14: from Latin Cupīdō, from cupīdō desire, from cupidus desirous; see cupidity]

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


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].

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