Aphrodite Definition

The goddess of love and beauty.
American Heritage
The goddess of love and beauty: identified with the Roman Venus.
Webster's New World
A silver-spotted, large, brown butterfly (Speyeria aphrodite) of NE North America.
Webster's New World

(mineralogy) A soft and earthy mineral of a white or yellowish color, and with a waxy lustre, found at Langbanshytta in Sweden. It is a hydrated silicate of magnesia, and resembles meerschaum.


(Greek mythology) The goddess of beauty and love, born when Cronus castrated his father, Uranus, and threw his genitalia into the sea. Her Roman counterpart is Venus.


Origin of Aphrodite

  • From stem of Ancient Greek ἀφρός (aphrós, “sea foam, froth”) (for its supposed resemblance) +‎ -ite.

    From Wiktionary

  • Greek Aphrodītē of Phoenician origin ʕṯtr in Semitic roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Ancient Greek Ἀφροδίτη (Aphroditē).

    From Wiktionary

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