Cupid meaning

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The definition of Cupid was the god of love in Greek mythology, often shown as a naked winged cherub as an angel of love.

An example of Cupid is the winged naked baby character who is shown on valentines with a bow and arrow.

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The god of love, son of Venus: usually represented as a winged boy with bow and arrow and identified with the Greek Eros.
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A representation of Cupid as a naked, winged cherub, as on a valentine.
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A putto carrying a bow and arrow, representing Cupid or love.
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The god of love; the son of Venus.
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A representation of Cupid as a naked cherubic boy usually having wings and holding a bow and arrow, used as a symbol of love.
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(Roman mythology) The god of love, son of Venus; sometimes depicted as a cherub (a naked, winged boy with bow and arrow). The Roman counterpart of Eros.
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Origin of cupid

  • Middle English Cupide from Old French from Latin cupīdō desire, Cupid from cupere to desire

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

  • Latin Cupīdō, from cupido desire, desire of love, from cupidus.

    From Wiktionary