of or pertaining to Paphos, an ancient city of Cyprus sacred to Aphrodite.
of or pertaining to love
, especially illicit sexual love; erotic; wanton.
noting or pertaining to Aphrodite or to her worship or service.
the Paphian, Aphrodite: so called from her cult center at Paphos.
(often lowercase) a prostitute.
< Latin Paphi
) (< Greek Páphios
of Paphos, of Aphrodite) + -an