Gr. Myth. the son of Hermes and Aphrodite: while bathing, he becomes united in a single body with a nymph
Origin of HermaphroditusClassical Latin from Classical Greek Hermaphroditos
The son of Hermes and Aphrodite, who became united in one body with the nymph Salmacis.
Origin of HermaphroditusLatin Hermaphrodītus from Greek Hermaphrodītos Hermēs Hermes Aphrodītē Aphrodite ; see Aphrodite .
Latin, from Ancient Greek Ἑρμαφρόδιτος (Hermaphroditos), from Ἑρμῆς (Hermēs) + Ἀφροδίτη (Aphrodītē).