Paphian

Paphian

[pey-fee-uhn]
adjective
1.
of or pertaining to Paphos, an ancient city of Cyprus sacred to Aphrodite.
2.
of or pertaining to love, especially illicit sexual love; erotic; wanton.
3.
noting or pertaining to Aphrodite or to her worship or service.
noun
4.
the Paphian, Aphrodite: so called from her cult center at Paphos.
5.
(often lowercase) a prostitute.

Origin:
1605–15; < Latin Paphi(us) (< Greek Páphios of Paphos, of Aphrodite) + -an

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Paphian (ˈpeɪfɪən)
 
adj
1.  of or relating to Paphos
2.  of or relating to Aphrodite
3.  literary of sexual love

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