Hermaphroditus meaning

hər-măfrə-dītəs
The son of Hermes and Aphrodite, who became united in one body with the nymph Salmacis.
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(gr. myth., person, proper) The son of Hermes and Aphrodite: while bathing, he becomes united in a single body with a nymph.
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(Greek mythology) The son of Hermes and Aphrodite who merged bodies with a naiad.
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A male Aphrodite (Aphroditus), and represented as a herm with a phallus, the symbol of fertility.
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Origin of hermaphroditus

  • Latin Hermaphrodītus from Greek Hermaphrodītos Hermēs Hermes Aphrodītē Aphrodite Aphrodite

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

  • Latin, from Ancient Greek Ἑρμαφρόδιτος (Hermaphroditos), from Ἑρμῆς (Hermēs) + Ἀφροδίτη (Aphrodītē).

    From Wiktionary