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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Greek Mythology The goddess of love and beauty. Also called Cytherea.

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Greek Aphrodītē, of Phoenician origin; see ʿṯtr in Semitic roots.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Ancient Greek Ἀφροδίτη, usually connected with ἀφρός (aphrós, "sea foam, froth"), but possibly of Semitic origin. (Wiktionary)

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