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  • Latin "cupido" started out as a near synonym of "cupiditas," but it came to stand for the personification of specifically carnal desire, the counterpart of Greek "eros"; this is the source of our familiar (and rather domesticated) Cupid.

    Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day

  • Great Regulars: In Harrison County, Mo., a remnant of grassland supports a population of greater prairie chickens Tympanuchus cupido, a bird on the verge of extinction.

    Archive 2009-05-01

  • Osage Plains prairie fragments, an important site for the prairie chicken (Tympanuchus cupido), the richest and largest fragments of tallgrass prairie in this ecoregion - Missouri

    Central forest-grasslands transition

  • Greater prairie chicken (Tympanuchus cupido) are common on the Tallgrass Prairie Reserve.

    Flint Hills tall grasslands

  • Feras mentes domat cupido, that fierce, cruel and rude Cyclops Polyphemus sighed, and shed many a salt tear for Galatea's sake.

    Anatomy of Melancholy

  • Apuleius in Catel. nobis cupido velle dat, posse abnegat.

    Anatomy of Melancholy

  • Ad utile sanitas refertur; utilium est ambitio, cupido desiderium potius quam amor excessus avaritia.

    Anatomy of Melancholy

  • Ob inanes ditionum titulos, ob prereptum locum, ob interceptam mulierculam, vel quod e stultitia natum, vel e malitia, quod cupido dominandi, libido nocendi, &c.

    Anatomy of Melancholy

  • Catullus says, “Mulier cupido quod dicit amanti, in vento —” What a memory mine is!

    A Pair of Blue Eyes

  • Sed inter alia, ingens quædam cupido videndi Africam, et Asiam, vastioris orbis partes, eius animum inuaserat.

    The Voyages and Travels of Sir John Mandeville

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