Ἀφρόδιτος

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Ancient Greek[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

The name is a masculine form of Ἀφροδίτη "Aphrodite", who was represented as a herm with a phallus, the symbol of fertility, but afterwards as a divine being combining the two sexes.[1]

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Proper noun[edit]

Ἀφρόδιτος (Aphróditos) (genitive Ἀφρόδιτος) m, first declension

  1. Aphroditus

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Dictionary of Greek and Roman Biography and Mythology; p. 408