Cupid

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a Cupid motif

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Latin Cupīdō, personification of cupīdō (desire, desire of love), from cupidus (eager, greedy, passionate), from cupere (to desire).

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Cupid

  1. (Roman mythology) The god of love, son of Venus; sometimes depicted as a cherub (a naked, winged boy with bow and arrow). The Roman counterpart of Eros.
    The myth of Cupid and Psyche was one of the most influential romances in European culture.
  2. (poetic) Sudden love or desire; the personification of falling in love.
    He was just walking down the street minding his own business when Cupid struck.
  3. (astronomy) A moon of Uranus.
    Cupid is so small and far away that it can only be seen with the Hubble Space Telescope.
  4. The sixth reindeer of Santa Claus.

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