eros

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See also: éros, erős, Eros, Éros, and EROS

English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Ancient Greek ἔρως (érōs, love, desire).

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Noun[edit]

eros (usually uncountable, plural erotes)

  1. A winged figure of a child representing love and/or its power.
  2. Physical love; sexual desire.
    • 2008, Preeta Samarasan, Evening is the Whole Day, Fourth Estate, page 54:
      He would introduce her to the wonders of eros; she would bloom under his expert tutelage.
  3. a type of love that seeks fulfillment without violation or something else.
  4. (psychiatry) libido
  5. (psychiatry) collective instincts for self-preservation; life drive.

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Basque[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /eɾos̺/, [e̞.ɾo̞s̺]

Etymology 1[edit]

Noun[edit]

eros inan

  1. (psychology) eros
Declension[edit]
Declension of eros (inanimate, ending in consonant)
indefinite singular plural
absolutive eros erosa erosak
ergative erosek erosak erosek
dative erosi erosari erosei
genitive erosen erosaren erosen
comitative erosekin erosarekin erosekin
causative erosengatik erosarengatik erosengatik
benefactive erosentzat erosarentzat erosentzat
instrumental erosez erosaz erosez
inessive erosetan erosean erosetan
locative erosetako eroseko erosetako
allative erosetara erosera erosetara
terminative erosetaraino eroseraino erosetaraino
directive erosetarantz eroserantz erosetarantz
destinative erosetarako eroserako erosetarako
ablative erosetatik erosetik erosetatik
partitive erosik
prolative erostzat

Etymology 2[edit]

Verb[edit]

eros

  1. Short form of erosi.

Latin[edit]

Noun[edit]

erōs

  1. accusative plural of erus

Spanish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Ancient Greek ἔρως (érōs, love, desire).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈeɾos/, [ˈe.ɾos]

Noun[edit]

eros m (uncountable)

  1. eros; sexual desire
  2. (psychiatry) libido
    Synonym: libido

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