Venus, the Roman goddess of beauty, love, and fertility is an example of Aphrodite.
- Gr. Myth. the goddess of love and beauty: identified with the Roman Venus
- a silver-spotted, large, brown butterfly (Speyeria aphrodite) of NE North America
Origin of Aphroditeuncertain or unknown; perhaps altered ; from Heb-Phoen Ashtoreth, Ashtoreth
Origin of AphroditeGreek Aphrod&imacron;t&emacron;, of Phoenician origin; see &ayin;&tlowmac;tr in Semitic roots.
From stem of Ancient Greek ἀφρός (aphrós, “sea foam, froth”) (for its supposed resemblance) + -ite.
From Ancient Greek Ἀφροδίτη (Aphroditē).