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Paphian

[pey-fee-uh n] /ˈpeɪ fi ən/
adjective
1.
of or relating to Paphos, an ancient city of Cyprus sacred to Aphrodite.
2.
of or relating 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
1605-1615
1605-15; < Latin Paphi(us) (< Greek Páphios of Paphos, of Aphrodite) + -an
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Paphian

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