Meaning of Adonis

A•don•is

Pronunciation: (u-don'is, u-dō'nis), [key]
— n.
  1. a youth slain by a wild boar but permitted by Zeus to pass four months every year in the lower world with Persephone, four with Aphrodite, and four wherever he chose.
  2. a very handsome young man.
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