Venus, the Roman goddess of beauty, love, and fertility is an example of Aphrodite.
Origin of aphrodite
- Greek Aphrodītē of Phoenician origin ʕṯtr in Semitic roots
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- From stem of Ancient Greek ἀφρός (aphrós, “sea foam, froth”) (for its supposed resemblance) + -ite.
- From Ancient Greek Ἀφροδίτη (Aphroditē).