from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Pertaining to love or sexual desire, especially when illicit.
  • adj. Of or relating to Paphos, the mythical birthplace of the goddess of love on the island of Cyprus.
  • n. A prostitute.
  • n. A resident of Paphos.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Of or pertaining to Paphos, an ancient city of Cyprus, having a celebrated temple of Venus; hence, pertaining to Venus, or her rites.
  • n. A native or inhabitant of Paphos.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Of or pertaining to Paphos, a city of Cyprus sacred to Aphrodite (Venus), and containing one of her most celebrated temples.
  • Hence Pertaining to Aphrodite or her rites.
  • [lowercase] In conchology, of or pertaining to the Paphiidæ.
  • n. An inhabitant of Paphos; a Cypriot or Cyprian.
  • n. A prostitute.
  • n. [lowercase] In conchology, any member of the Paphiidæ.


From Latin Paphius (from Ancient Greek Πάϕος ("Paphos")) + -an. (Wiktionary)



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